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Patch box

OBJ0071
Decorative art

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Collection Decorative art, Objet d'art
User collections what's in the box? by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Nelson, Horatio

Object details:

Object ID OBJ0071
Description Oval patch box with a mirror inside the lid, commemorating Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). The surface is enamelled, the base and sides royal blue. The lid painted in colour with a mourning female figure and a tomb bearing the letter 'N', the edge has a blue border with white dots and the inscription: 'Mourn England mourn grim Death As tore thy Darling Nelson away'.
Date made circa 1805

Place made Bilston, West Midlands, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Materials copper; glass; coating: enamel
Measurements Overall: 52 x 40 x 22 mm
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  • Patch box (OBJ0071)
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