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About the object

An extremely rare George III commemorative silver Vinaigrette of oval form with reeded sides and base, the cast top depicting Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood, life long friend and fellow commander of Lord Nelson. The cast and pierced silver gilt grille depicting Britannia, a lion couchant at her feet under a cypress tree.

By Westwood Nicols & Co, Birmingham, 1809

See: 'Investing In Silver', by Eric Delib, page 113, for a similar example.

Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood (26 September 1748 – 7 March 1810) was an Admiral of the Royal Navy, notable as a partner with Lord Nelson in several of the British victories of the Napoleonic Wars, and frequently as Nelson's successor in commands.

Dimensions

H 35mm (1.38 inches), W 26mm (1.02 inches), D 10mm (0.39 inches)

Weight

16.00 Grams (0.51 troy ounces)

Condition report

In good condition with no damage or repair

Stock number

MSC59