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Patch box

OBJ0014
Decorative art

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Collection Decorative art, Objet d'art
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
User collections what's in the box? by lucinda
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleDepiction: Nelson, Horatio
EventsNapoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

Object details:

Object ID OBJ0014
Description Oval patch box commemorating Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). The surface is enamelled, the base and sides white, decorated with flowers and drapes, the lid is painted with a coloured portrait of Nelson in uniform and a hat. On the side of the box is inscribed: 'Trafalgar 21st October 1805'.
Date made circa 1805

Place made Bilston, West Midlands, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Materials copper; coating: enamel
Measurements Overall: 50 x 38 x 22 mm
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  • Patch box (OBJ0014)
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