WE HAVE MOVED! VISIT US AT 8 FEDERAL STREET, WISCASSET, MAINE

English commemorative toleware box

English commemorative toleware box

#2450

Embellished with a portrait  and the name of Admiral Sydney Smith (1764-1840) painted  in oil on its lid. Smith was the rival of Horatio Nelson in the British pantheon of naval heroes during the Napoleonic Wars  and is most famous for his defense of Acre, which thwarted Napoleon's ambitions in the Middle East.  Napoleon Bonaparte, later in his life reminisced "that man made me miss my destiny." Smith served with distinction in the Royal Navy during the American and French Revolutionary Wars, rising to the rank  of full admiral during the Napoleonic Wars.