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Saucer

AAA4537
Ceramics

Object connections:

Collection Ceramics, Decorative art
ExhibitionsTraders: The East India Company and Asia, Seduction and Celebrity: The Spectacular Life of Emma Hamilton
User collections Tea: breaking into the tea trade by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Nelson, Horatio
Provenance: Nelson, Horatio

Object details:

Object ID AAA4537
Description Japan pattern saucer, part of a breakfast service that belonged to Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). The saucer is painted in colours and gilt. The centre is decorated with a basket of flowers and there are three panels of flowers on the rim, one incorporating two green birds. Between the flower panels there are three reserves containing Nelson's 'SAN JOSEF' crest, inscribed with his motto 'FAITH AND WORKS', a Viscount's coronet and a Duke's coronet. The service was ordered by Nelson after a visit to Chamberlain's china factory on August 26 1802. In the inventory of the contents of his house at Merton, sold by Lady Hamilton in 1809, it is called the 'Horatia Service'. There are two similar saucers in the museum's collection AAA4536-AAA4537.
Date made circa 1802

Artist/Maker Chamberlains & Co.
Place made Worcester, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Materials porcelain
Measurements Overall: 25 x 140 mm
Parts
  • Saucer (AAA4537)
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