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Model coffin

OBJ0172
Decorative art

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Collection Decorative art, Objet d'art
User collections maxinthebox maritime by maxinthebox
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Lamprey, S
Provenance: Walter Burke, Walter
VesselsVictory (1765)

Object details:

Object ID OBJ0172
Description Model coffin with a hinged lid. The coffin is lead lined and scratched on the inside 'Wood & lead of Nelson's coffin's'. The coffin is decorated with copper handles and silver studs. A silver plaque on the top of the hinged lid, reads 'NELSON & BRONTE. / AETATIS 47. / VICTORY. / off / TRAFALGAR. / 21st Octr 1805.'. Inside the lid is another plaque, with the inscription: 'The Gift of WALTER BURKE ESQR: Purser of Hs Mjs Ship, VICTORY, Who with painful feelings Supported the Dying HERO. In his Last Moments. To S. Lamprey Esqs'.
Date made circa 1806

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Materials metal: lead; silver; wood
Measurements Overall: 35 x 104 x 70 mm
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  • Model coffin (OBJ0172)
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