A seed pearl, ivory, rock crystal and enamel brooch,
Lot 85Y
A seed pearl, ivory, rock crystal and enamel brooch,
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,680) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A seed pearl, ivory, rock crystal and enamel brooch, circa 1800
The finely carved ivory man o' wars engaged in battle, on a blue enamel background, beneath an octagonal glazed compartment, within a seed pearl surround, in closed-back settings, engraved detail to the reverse, length 3.3cm

Footnotes

  • The scene likely depicts events from the British victory at the Battle of Cape St Vincent off the cost of Portugal in 1797, during the The Anglo-Spanish War. The ships are marked with a 'P.G' for HMS Prince George, commanded by Rear-Admiral William Parker and Captain John Irwin, and a 'T' for the Spanish ship Terrible, commanded by Capt. F. Uriarte.
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