A Staffordshire Figure of Nelson with The Victory - circa 1843
A very rare figure of Nelson with The Victory.
A truly great Englishman, the greatest ?
Nelson was born on 29th September 1758 in Norfolk.
He joined the navy aged 12, becoming a captain at 20.
From 1794 to 1805, under Nelson's leadership,
the Royal Navy proved its supremacy over the French.
Nelson was wounded on several occasions,
losing his right arm and the sight of his right eye.
On 21st October 1805, as Commander-in-chief in his flag-ship the Victory,
Nelson sent out his famous signal;
"England expects that every man will do his duty".
Nelson led the attack which resulted in our greatest maritime victory,
The Battle of Trafalgar,
over the combined French and Spanish fleets.
During this attack he was killed by a French sniper,
his body was preserved in Brandy,
brought home to England and given a state funeral.
This is a wonderful little Staffordshire Figure,
Rare, desireable and attractive.
The figure is in very good condition,
the modelling is very good,
and the figure has a fine, clean glaze
There is no damage.
There is no restoration.
Height: 5.5 inches