An extremely rare early 19th century mauve glass intaglio seal bearing a bust of Nelson in profile, surrounded by a garter ribbon with the legend 'England Expects Every gMan Will do his Duty'.
Bearing Nelson's famous message sent at the commencement of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, this intaglio seal was made soon afterwards in the period 1805-1815 when relics and commemorative objects relating to Nelson were in very high demand.
Measuring 24mm diameter at the widest point, and 13.5mm high
Condition: some minor wear and chips, please examine the images.
Of a very similar design to a seal held at the National Maritime Museum (JEW0076).