Dish with lid

Creamware butter dish and cover of a similar pattern to a service that belonged to Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), later used as an inkwell and pen tray. It is in the form of a tray with a lidded oval container
in the centre. The tray, container and lid are all painted with borders of oak leaves and acorns. There are swags of blue ribbon with inscriptions at either end of the tray and lid 'Nelson', 'the San Josef', '14th Feby' (the battle of Cape St Vincent) and 'Nelson', 'the Glorious 1st of August', 'Aboukir' (the battle of the Nile). In the inventory of the contents of his house at Merton, sold by Lady Hamilton in 1809, a dessert, dinner and tea service of this pattern are referred to as the 'Baltic Set'.

Object Details

ID: AAA4597
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Dish with lid
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Wilson; Wilson (probably)
Events: French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St Vincent, 1797; French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798
Date made: early 19th century
People: Nelson, Horatio
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 70 x 300 x 140 mm
Parts: Dish with lid

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