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Framed print of the “Taeping”

Framed colour print of the clipper “Taeping” captained by Donald MacKinnon, Tiree, with clipper “Fiery Cross” in the background. Text reads “London: Published Oct. 1st 1866 by Wm Foster, 17 Billiter Street E.C.; Clipper Ship “Taeping”, 767 tons; D. MacKinnon Commander; In the china sea in company with the “Fiery Cross” (R. Robinson Comr) on their homeward voyage from Foo-chow-Foo to London, June 1866; To Alex Rodger Esq. (Owner) this print is most repsectfully dedicated by his obedient servant Wm Foster.” The print was bought from an outdoor market in Ballymena, N. Ireland.

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Taeping - winning ship of the Great China Tea Race of 1866

Commanded by Captain Donald MacKinnon of Heanish, the Taeping beat eight other fast clippers carrying tea from China to London. From a framed print of an original painting, text at the foot reads `London: Published Oct. 1st 1866 by Wm Foster, 17 Billiter Street E.C.; Clipper Ship `Taeping`, 767 tons; D. MacKinnon Commander; In the china sea in company with the `Fiery Cross` (R. Robinson Comr) on their homeward voyage from Foo-chow-Foo to London, June 1866; To Alex Rodger Esq. (Owner) this print is most repsectfully dedicated by his obedient servant Wm Foster.`
Normal Location: Main Store West: freestanding
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