Press moulded black basalt teapot commemorating Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805). It is decorated overall with a wandering line pattern. On each side is a shell in relief. On one side the shell bears a design of a monument with an obelisk on a base inscribed 'PRO PATRIA'. This is flanked by Britannia and Victory inscribing 'NELSON Octr 2...' on a shield. The other shell has a ribbon inscribed 'TRAFALGAR' placed across the staff of a British ensign, flying above a gun, shield, laurel branch and inverted foreign flags. The trophies are flanked by a pyramid and crocodile representing the battle of the Nile and a fortress representing the battle of Copenhagen. A key pattern decorates the rim and is echoed in the shape of the handle and finial.

Object Details

ID: AAA5046
Collection: Decorative art
Type: Teapot
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Elijah Mayer & Son
Events: Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar, 1805; French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Copenhagen, 1801
Date made: 1805-1834; 1805-34
People: Nelson, Horatio; Elijah Mayer & Son
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Sutcliffe-Smith Collection
Measurements: Overall: 145 x 245 x 135 mm
Parts: Teapot

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