Lloyd's Patriotic Fund Vase
Lloyd's Patriotic Fund vase presented in memory of John Cooke, (1763-1805), Captain of HMS 'Bellerophon' who died at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
Silver vase and cover of amphora form with a flat cover surmounted with a lion passant. The body of the vase is in two pieces, with high handles. The upper section has an oak leaf border at the neck. The lower section has on one side a figure of Britannia holding winged Victory in her hand, and on the other side Hercules slaying the Hydra. The vase stands on a circular foot with an acanthus leaf border.
It is inscribed on the shoulder: 'IN MEMORY OF JOHN COOKE ESQR CAPTAIN OF HMS BELLEROPHON, who NOBLY FELL in the GLORIOUS VICTORY obtained over th...