The rare silver-gilt  Nelson Battle of Trafalgar Bi-Centenary casket, 2005 marks for Richard Jarvis and Ian Calvert, London 2005

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Lot 69
The rare silver-gilt Nelson Battle of Trafalgar Bi-Centenary casket, 2005
marks for Richard Jarvis and Ian Calvert, London 2005

£ 12,000 - 18,000
US$ 16,000 - 24,000
The rare silver-gilt Nelson Battle of Trafalgar Bi-Centenary casket, 2005
marks for Richard Jarvis and Ian Calvert, London 2005
The hand-raised casket of rectangular form with curved sides, on bracket feet with simulated wave design, the front of the casket with a hand-painted enamel miniature portrait on 18 carat gold of Admiral Nelson, the reverse with his coat-of-arms, by miniature portrait artist Gillie Hoyte Byrom, the cover features a hand-painted scene of The Battle of Trafalgar, titled 'Breaking The Line' by miniature painter Commander Geoff Hunt RN, each miniature set within a ropetwist surround, each end panel is engraved with the depiction of the stern taffrail decoration of HMS Victory, and the dates for Nelson 1758 - 1805, by master engraved George Lukes, the interior is lined with oak, purportedly originating from HMS Victory, inside cover with a gilt plaque engraved with Nelson's naval campaigns, with certificate and presentation box, height 12.5cm, length 27cm and depth 17cm, weight total 80oz.

Footnotes

  • One of only five made to commemorate the 200th year anniversary of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar in 2005.
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The rare silver-gilt  Nelson Battle of Trafalgar Bi-Centenary casket, 2005 marks for Richard Jarvis and Ian Calvert, London 2005
The rare silver-gilt  Nelson Battle of Trafalgar Bi-Centenary casket, 2005 marks for Richard Jarvis and Ian Calvert, London 2005
The rare silver-gilt  Nelson Battle of Trafalgar Bi-Centenary casket, 2005 marks for Richard Jarvis and Ian Calvert, London 2005
The rare silver-gilt  Nelson Battle of Trafalgar Bi-Centenary casket, 2005 marks for Richard Jarvis and Ian Calvert, London 2005
The rare silver-gilt  Nelson Battle of Trafalgar Bi-Centenary casket, 2005 marks for Richard Jarvis and Ian Calvert, London 2005
The rare silver-gilt  Nelson Battle of Trafalgar Bi-Centenary casket, 2005 marks for Richard Jarvis and Ian Calvert, London 2005
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