Shackleton mug full of history

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  • Designed from susan’s original hand drawn text and images relating to imperial trans-antarctic expedition of sir ernest shackleton
  • can be personalised with a name on the inside rim
  • Handmade and handcrafted by one of our skilled china makers
  • Hand-painted details
  • Gift wrapped in an english made presentation box


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A Shackleton Mug Full of History was designed by Susan to celebrate Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1916 attempt to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic.

The expedition never made landfall on Antarctica with his ship, The Endurance,  becoming trapped in Weddell sea ice and eventually sinking.

The Expedition became famous for the rescue by Sir Ernest Shackleton of his men by sailing Endurance’s small boats ( Dudley Docker, James Caird and Stancomb Wills ) to Elephant Island where he left 22 men and 2 of the boats upturned for shelter.

He sailed on in the James Caird with 5 men to South Georgia taking 2 weeks to make landfall.

He finally returned to rescue the men left behind 3 months later aboad the Yelcho.

The failed expedition and subsequent rescue remains one of the greatest examples of leadership, determination and resilience to this day.

For scientific discovery give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel give me Amundsen; but when disaster strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” Sir Raymond Priestly, Antarctic Explorer and Geologist.

The mug is finished with hand-painted contemporary black rims.

It can be personalised with a name on the inside rim.

All our china is handmade and handcrafted by one of our skilled china makers in the Longton region of Stoke -on-Trent.

The china is gift wrapped in an English made presentation box.

Susan Rose China is proud to support British manufacturing at its finest.


Dishwasher safe
Microwave safe


Height: 8.5cm
Capacity: 300ml
Weight: 500g


Please allow 2 weeks for delivery after artwork approval

Free Postage by Royal Mail 48hr Tracked for orders over £40

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 8.5 cm

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