Souvenir china jug commemorating the victory by HMAS Sydney over SMS Emden in 1914.

Accession Number REL29396
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description China
Maker Paragon China, England
Place made United Kingdom
Date made c 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

White china breakfast jug with gold rim. One side bears a coloured transfer of HMAS Sydney with the words 'THE SHIP WHICH DESTROYED THE "EMDEN"'. The other side bears a black and white transfer portrait of Captain Glossop with 'BRAVO AUSTRALIA' beneath it, together with the words 'CAPTAIN. JOHN. C.T. GLOSSOP OF H.M.A.S. SYDNEY WHO DESTROYED THE "EMDEN". The base of the jug is marked 'ALLIED NAVIES SERIES /PARAGON CHINA ENGLAND/ REGISTRATION APPLIED FOR'.

History / Summary

Originally owned by Frederick William and Maria Christina Young. Their son, Donald William Young, served as a driver with 8 Field Artillery Brigade, AIF.
The jug is part of a breakfast set manufactured by Paragon China as part of their Allied Navies Series.