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Comprising an ivory gavel, silver snuff spoon and spike and an amuletic greyhound’s paw. A silver band around the top inscribed ‘Lieu’t George Stewart, Seaflower, a present from his father 1813’, the lid marked ‘Seaflower’ and with a later inscription ‘To W’M Pike in remembrance of his deceased friend’
Early 19th Century
Size: 12cm high, 13cm deep, 7.5cm dia. (max)
4¾ ins high, 5 ins deep, 3 ins dia (max)
The victory at Camperdown and the failure of the French invasion attempt led directly to the Egyptian campaign where George Stewart went on to serve under Nelson’s command. He also served in expeditions to Spain, Portugal and North America. His father Mr Alexander Stewart lived in St Andrews Street, Edinburgh.