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dress flounce

TXT0304
Textiles

Object connections:

Collection Textiles
ExhibitionsNelson, Navy, Nation
Gallery locationNelson, Navy, Nation Gallery (Floor plans)
PeopleProvenance: Hamilton, Emma
Historical Association: Nelson, Horatio

Object details:

Object ID TXT0304
Description Border of dress embroidered in honour of Lord Nelson and worn by Emma Hamilton at Palermo. White gauze embroidered with green silk, gold thread and sequins. Swags of oak leaves and acorns joining anchors with viscount's coronets above. 'NELSON', 'BRONTE' embroidered within ovals below the anchors.
Date made 1799

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Nelson-Ward Collection
Materials cotton?; silk
Measurements Overall: 250 x 870 mm
Parts
  • dress flounce (TXT0304)
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