Product images of Thames waterman
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This porcelain figure, made in the Bow factory in the mid 18th century, shows a Thames waterman wearing his distinctive full-skirted coat with a large brassard on the left sleeve, a peaked cap, buttoned waistcoat, breeches and stockings. At that time the Thames was the major highway of London, and licenced watermen ferried passengers up and down the river in their wherries. Such costume has survived to this day in the ceremonial red coat with silver buttons and arm badge worn by the winners of the annual Dogget's Race on the River Thames.
Bow Porcelain Co
- Image reference: D0834-1
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London