Opaque white glass profile of Admiral Duncan, circa 1797 by James Tassie

Signed to the base “Tassie F” and “ADMIRAL LORD VISC. DUNCAN 1797”

Admiral Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan, KB (1 July 1731 – 4 August 1804) was a British admiral who defeated the Dutch fleet off Camperdown on 11 October 1797. This victory is considered one of the most significant actions in naval history.

James Tassie (1735–1799) was a Scottish gem engraver and modeller. He is remembered for a particular style of miniature medallion heads, portraying the profiles of the rich and famous of Britain, and for making and selling large numbers of “Tassie casts” of engraved gems for collectors.

Pearwood frame of a similar date, overall dimensions: 7″ by 5 ⅝”

Condition: Small nibbling to the edge of the glass portrait probably so to ease it in this frame and the blue backing paper replaced




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