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Silver box commemorating Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805
|Description||Silver box commemorating Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. Rectangular silver snuff box, with a hinged lid, and gilt inside. The sides and part of the top is chased with scrolling foliage and floral decoration on a matted ground. The lid has a central engraving of Nelson in an oval garter inscribed with the Trafalgar Signal: 'ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY'. The portrait medallion is surmounted by a naval crown, and war trophies are engraved behind (guns, anchors, flags, speaking trumpet, bayonet etc).|
|Artist/Maker||Peter & William Bateman
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.|
|Measurements||25 x 102 x 60 mm|
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