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Silver box commemorating Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

PLT0755
Decorative art

Object connections:

Collection Decorative art, Plate
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleDepiction: Nelson, Horatio

Object details:

Object ID PLT0755
Description Silver box commemorating Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. Rectangular silver snuff box, with a hinged lid, and gilt inside. The sides and part of the top is chased with scrolling foliage and floral decoration on a matted ground. The lid has a central engraving of Nelson in an oval garter inscribed with the Trafalgar Signal: 'ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY'. The portrait medallion is surmounted by a naval crown, and war trophies are engraved behind (guns, anchors, flags, speaking trumpet, bayonet etc).
Date made 1807-08

Artist/Maker Peter & William Bateman
Place made London, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Materials silver
Measurements 25 x 102 x 60 mm
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  • Silver box commemorating Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (PLT0755)
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