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Stand for Lloyd's Patriotic Fund Vase

Stand for Lloyd's Patriotic Fund vase, presented to William, 1st Earl Nelson (1757-1835), after the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. Silver-gilt vase with two high vertical handles which are surmounted by florette paterae. The cup stands on a square pedestal with canted corners inscribed with Nelson's victories in Latin, and this is supported by a platform on four ribbed bracket feet with a merman blowing a conch shell at each corner.

The four sides of the pedestal are inscribed:

'TRAFALGAR. Satis inquit vixi Invictus enim morior'

'PROM. S. VINCENTII. Per damna per caedeo ab ipso Ducet opes animumque ferro.'

'CANOPUS. Atque hic undantem bello magnumque flumentem Nilium ac navali surgentes aere co...

258.0 x 339.0 x 325.0 mm
Image and text © Royal Museums Greenwich, 2021

Where you'll find this

National Maritime Museum
Permanent collection