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Title Nelson medallion in black ebonised frame
Nationality British
Period c 1805

This splendid little pressed brass image (under its original domed glass) is signed PWF and is titled Admiral Lord Nelson around the upper edge. It was probably commissioned after Nelson's death at Trafalgar in 1805, though conceivably could have been made earlier. There is a shell and anchor motif under the suspension ring on the frame.

The frame measures 10.5 x nearly 12 cm, but the medallion itself is just over 5.5 cm across. The lacquer finish on the frame is slightly crazed and has some minor losses. There is a lengthwise split down one side of the frame extending for a short distance into the top part of the frame. The gilt finish, though clearly visible, is covered by layers of nicotine or some such, typical of the piece having been hung in a room with a tobacco laden atmosphere.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Medals : British : 19th Century]


It arrived today in good order, thanks!

A very nice artifact in excellent condition for it's age.

I greatly appreciate all your efforts.

J C, Canada, 02.08.2014

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005