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Seal

JEW0078
Jewellery

Object connections:

Collection Jewellery, Decorative art
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Nelson, Horatio
EventsNapoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen
Publication(s)Treasures of the National Maritime Museum
Gloria Clifton and Nigel Rigby
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Object details:

Object ID JEW0078
Description Silver desk seal with an ivory handle. The seal is decorated with a depiction of the arms of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) in use between 1798-1801, and a baron's coronet. It is said that Nelson used the seal at the Battle of Copenhagen on 2 April 1801. See also JEW0396 for the wax seal impressions made by this seal.
Date made 1800

Artist/Maker H., S.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Materials ivory; silver
Measurements Overall: 100 x 40 x 40 mm
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  • Seal (JEW0078)
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