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Georgian Commemorative Brass Snuff Box - Admiral Lord Nelson - 1805

Georgian Commemorative Brass Snuff Box - Admiral Lord Nelson  - 1805
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NZ $995.00
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Circa 1805, 55mm diameter.

Brass Snuff Boxes, such as this one, which commemorated military dignitaries were popular accessories in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This example features Admiral Horatio Nelson’s profile on the lid. Nelson is most well-known for leading the British Royal Navy to victory over the French at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Also embossed on the bottom of the box are significant battles in Admiral Nelson’s naval career, "Conqueror at Aboukir 1 August 1798 / Copenhagen 2nd April 1801 / Trafalgar 21 Oct 1805, where he gloriously fell.”

Extremely Scarce and Desirable Naval Military Collectable from the George III period.

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