Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758-1805)
Antique pinchbeck, gilt metal circular box, repousse Greek Key, the base represents a memorial medallion, the lid repousse with a cast cliche of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758-1805), circa 1740. Formerly in the collection of Admiral Somerville, of Skibbereen, Co. Cork and containing receipt 1954 from Louis Wine Ltd, Dublin.
Gifted to the National Trust from Lady Mairi Bury (1921-2009) 1976
Mount Stewart, The Londonderry Collection
Marks and inscriptions
Bottom: Conqueror/at/Aboukir/1st August 1798/Copenhagen/2nd April 1801/Trafalgar/21 October 1805/where he/gloriously/fell. Top: Admiral Lord Nelson / Born 29 Sept 1758 Inside box : recipt 1954 From Louis Wine ltd Dublin