Silver box commemorating Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

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).

Object Details

ID: PLT0755
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Box
Display location: Display - Nelson, Navy, Nation Gallery
Creator: Peter & William Bateman
Date made: 1807-08; 1807-1808
Exhibition: Nelson, Navy, Nation
People: Nelson, Horatio
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Measurements: 25 x 102 x 60 mm

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