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Wellington: Hero Brittanicus

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A pressed tortoiseshell pocket box, signed in initial, P.W, (for Peter Wyon) beneath the subject's shoulder, Wellington depicted medal-like and as a victorious Roman Emperor . Surrounding Wellington's profile is the legend DUX WELLINGTONIENSIS HEROS BRITTANICUS. 

Peter Wyon was an engraver and die sinker from a family with a long tradition engraving dyes. He worked for Matthew Boulton and was associated with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. 

A fine quality box in excellent condition. English circa 1815.

Dia:2 7/8 in x approx. 1 in 




Item Code: 5133

£ 750

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