Captain Wentworth had a great desire to be at sea in the year ‘06 (1806), as his proposal to Anne Elliot had been, much to his surprise, refused. With nothing keeping him on land, his first ship, the Asp, was uppermost in his mind. “It was a great object with me at that time to be at sea; a very great object. I wanted to be doing something.” -Persuasion, Chap. 8.
Part of the outfitting of such a ship was its rations of food and drink, notably rum. Each man was entitled to to anywhere from one to six “tots” of rum in the standard sized rum cup. This Royal Navy Rum Cup replica is handmade of copper and brass with a silver-plated interior. It measures 3.25 x 2 x 2.25” /8.25 x 5.25 x 5.5cm. Gift packaged.