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Beaker

OBJ0435
Decorative art

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Collection Decorative art, Objet d'art
User collections Illustrated Teeth and Bone by dmclark
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Ely, R
Historical Association: Nelson, Horatio
EventsNapoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
VesselsSantissima Trinidad fl.1805 (Spanish navy), Victory (1765)

Object details:

Object ID OBJ0435
Description Horn beaker commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. It has a silver rim and the surface is engraved with the ships of the opposing fleets at Trafalgar, a coastline shown in the distance. Inscribed around the base: 'ADMIRAL LORD NELSON'S ATTACK UPON THE COMBINED FLEET OFF TRAFALGAR OCTR 21ST 1805'. Above: 'CAPE TRAFALGAR', 'SANTISSIMA TRINIDAD', 'VICTORY'. It is signed by the maker 'N. SPILMAN SCULP YARMO'.
Date made 21 September 1811

Artist/Maker Spilman, Nathaniel
Place made Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Lionel Preston Collection
Materials silver; horn
Measurements Overall: 118 x 75 mm
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  • Beaker (OBJ0435)
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