The Collections

Traders Remixed - Food

Created: 06.02.12

These objects show the influence of Indian spices and flavours on the food we love in Britain today.


  • Name
  • Artist / Maker
  • Date made
  • ID
  • Chamberlains & Co.
    circa 1802
    e5786
    Cup

    Japan pattern tea cup, part of a breakfast service that belonged to Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). The cup is painted in colours and gilt with a floral motif and single gold line inside. The outside is decorated with panels of…

  • Chamberlains & Co.
    circa 1802
    e6131
    Saucer

    Japan pattern saucer, part of a breakfast service that belonged to Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). The saucer is painted in colours and gilt. The centre is decorated with a basket of flowers, and there are three panels of flowers on…

  • Unknown
    Late 17th century
    s1715-001
    Teapot

    A small brownish-red stoneware teapot, perforated inside and with a loop handle. It has a later silver spout and a silver lid with a wooden knop, which was probably added in the early 18th century to replace broken parts. The…

  • Unknown
    circa 1770
    d3348
    Bowl

    Chinese export porcelain bowl which belonged to Captain James Cook (1728-1779) and his wife Elizabeth. The outside is painted with peonies and pomegranites in a garden. Inside the rim is a floral border and there is a citron flower in…

  • Unknown
    circa 1780
    d3351
    Mug

    Chinese export mug which belonged to Captain James Cook (1728-1779) and his wife Elizabeth. The shape imitates that of an English silver tankard of about 1745. It is painted with a lady and boy in a garden and peonies. On…

  • Fraser, John
    Late 19th century to early 20th century
    bhc3277
    The clipper Cutty Sark

    Oil painting (unframed) A painting of the Cutty Sark, the most famous - and the last survivor - of the tea-clippers. These were vessels built to carry the annual tea crop back from India and China in the late 19th…

  • Emes, John
    1801-1802
    f6350-001
    Teapot

    Silver teapot engraved with the initials of Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805). Large oval teapot with a hinged lid with a wooden knop and a scrolled wooden handle. There are engraved bands of scrolling foliage around the body of the teapot,…

  • Unknown
    circa 1780-1800
    d9428
    Bag seal for cloth

    Lead cloth or 'bag seal' (from its shape) with merchant's mark of the East India Company. The design on the reverse shows a St George cross with the English shield of arms (the three lions of England diagonally impaled with…