English blown glass compote with attached circular foot and multi-ringed stem with cut and engraved decoration commemorating Lord Horatio Viscount Nelson's 1805 victory at Trafalgar. Decoration to the bowl includes an image of Lord Nelson in his Naval uniform encircled by a wreath, Lord's Nelson's ship encircled by a wreath and inscription reading "Lord Nelson/H.M.S. Victory". Additional inscription to the foot reads "October 21st, 1805/Trafalgar". 11" H x 8" dia. Circa 1805. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with no chips or cracks.
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