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Domino box

Decorative art

Object connections:

Collection Decorative art, Sailors' craftwork
User collections Games by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Nelson, Horatio

Object details:

Object ID AAA0002
Description The inside of this Domino box is decorated with a British sailor mourning at a bust of Nelson. This was a common theme on souvenirs and commemorative pieces after the Battle of Trafalgar. This particular piece was made by a French prisoner-of-war and sold to provide the prisoner with a little income.
Date made 1803-14

Artist/Maker France: Armed Forces
Place made England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Materials paint; wood; bone
Measurements Overall: 64 mm x 77 mm x 220 mm
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