Patch box

Oval enamel patch box wih a hinged lid, with a polychrome transfer, after a Rodney Shackell drawing, depicting the Battle of Quiberon Bay, 1759. The battle scene has a rope twist border and is flanked by naval trophies. On a ribbon scroll below: 'QUIBERON'. The coat of arms of George II is on the base inside. Inscribed inside the lid: 'In November 1759, Sir Edward Hawke's fleet which had been blockading Brest, chased th Fench fleet of Admiral Conflans inshore. The British anchored at night-fall. By morning the crews of the French flag-sip Soleil Royale, and many others, escaped by running their ships ashore and burning them.' The base is coloured green with the maker's name and the year of manufacture, 'MARITIME ENGLAND. MADE IN BILSTON IN THE YEAR 1982.' Contained in a blue velvet-lined box.

Object Details

ID: OBJ0153
Type: Patch box
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Halcyon Days
Events: Seven Years' War: Battle of Quiberon Bay, 1759
Vessels: Soleil Royal (1749)
Date made: 1982
People: Hawke, Edward; King George II Conflans, Hubert de Brienne
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 30 mm x 75 mm x 55 mm
Parts: Patch box

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