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Dog collar

Decorative art

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Collection Decorative art, Plate
User collections Nelson and 'That Hamilton Woman' by Nationalmaritimemuseum
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Nelson, Horatio
Publication(s)The Authentic Nelson

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Object details:

Object ID PLT0138
Description Silver dog collar with the copperplate inscription 'Right Honble Lord Nelson - NILEUS'. The collar has punched holes along top and bottom to enable it to be stitched to a leather lining, now missing. It can be adjusted in size by three slots at one end. It is said to have been worn by Nelson's dog Nileus, named after the Battle of the Nile.
Date made 1799-1800

Artist/Maker Heriot, Joseph
Place made London, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver
Measurements 17 x 100 x 120 mm
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