Detail of a sword of honour presented to Lord Nelson: 1798-1800

James Morisset

 
Detail of a sword of honour presented to Lord Nelson: 1798-1800
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Detail of a sword of honour presented to Lord Nelson. This is a jewelled and enamelled sword of honour with gold hilt set with diamonds. It was presented by the City of London to Lord Nelson in 1800 in commemoration of the Battle of the Nile 1798. This detail of the pommel is decorated with a translucent blue enamelled plaque with the figure of Britannia with a shield and pyramids on the background.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1798 AD - 1800 AD
Image Number
 
001270

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