Tureen presented to Captain Robert Heriot Barclay (1786-1837) - ROM2006_6919_1


Tureen presented to Captain Robert Heriot Barclay (1786-1837)

Maker: William Burwash (English, active c. 1772-1816)
Geography: London, England
Date: 1815-1816
25.0 (height) x 41.2 (width) x 23.1 (depth) cm
Object number: 989.300.2.1
Credit Line: Purchased by the Royal Ontario Museum with the assistance of a grant approved by the Minister of Canadian Heritage under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Achetées avec l'aide d'une subvention approuvée par la Ministre du Patrimoine canadien en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels
Not on view

This tureen was one of a pair presented to Captain Robert Heriot Barclay (1786-1837) by “Canada Merchants in London” and “Inhabitants of Quebec”. Barclay was commander of the British fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie, which was fought on September 10, 1813. Barclay lost the battle. The victor was Acting-Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, United States Navy. The inscription on the other tureen [989.300.1.1] explains the rationale behind the presentation: “Of Captain Barclay / It must truly be said that / Although he could not command Victory / He did more / He nobly deserved it.”

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