Trafalgar Vase

Stand for Lloyd's Patriotic Fund vase, presented to William, 1st Earl Nelson (1757-1835), after the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. Silver-gilt vase with two high vertical handles which are surmounted by florette paterae. The cup stands on a square pedestal with canted corners inscribed with Nelson's victories in Latin, and this is supported by a platform on four ribbed bracket feet with a merman blowing a conch shell at each corner.
The four sides of the pedestal are inscribed:
'TRAFALGAR.. Satis inquit vixi Invictus enim morior'
'PROM. S. VINCENTII. Per damna per caedeo ab ipso Ducet opes animumque ferro.'
'CANOPUS. Atque hic undantem bello magnumque flumentem Nilium ac navali surgentes aere columnas Addam.'
'HAFNIA. Bellnate prior jacentem Lenis in hostem..

Object Details

ID: PLT0094.3
Type: Stand for Lloyd's Patriotic Fund Vase
Display location: Display - Maritime London Gallery
Creator: Smith, Benjamin; Flaxman, John
Date made: 1807-08; 1807-1808
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.
Measurements: Overall: 258 mm x 339 mm x 325 mm
Parts: Trafalgar Vase (Lloyd's Patriotic Fund Vase)

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