A unique pair of cufflinks featuring original HMS Victory Copper . A piece of history signifying Britain's greatest Naval Hour at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Set in Sterling Silver and presented in an aluminium gift box. Stunning authentic cufflinks made from actual HMS Victory Copper. Comes with a Certificate of Provenance and information factsheet. Just Imagine......................The French and Spanish Fleets appearing on the horizon. The raising of the signal …England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty’. An increasing roar as a multitude of sailors cheer their Admiral. Then the first cannonball slams into the Victory’s side. Smoke, deafening din, screams,blood mayhem and heroics. Later that day victory is assured but Nelson lays mortally wounded below decks. The most historic day in British Naval history...........................................Just Imagine
Verdigris,the natural patina formed when copper was weathered and exposed to seawater over a period of time, has been left and not cleaned off. This produces beautiful deep green colouring to the cufflinks uniquely epitomising the longevity of the material.
Copper has been matt varnished for protection and can be wiped clean occasionally with a damp cloth. The beauty of this keel copper has been left largely untouched. There will necessarily be therefore areas of imperfections. These include patination, undulations and wear and tear. This can only be expected from an 18th Century warship and adds to it's uniqueness and intrigue. The Sterling Silver can be repolished as necessary with a silver polishing cloth.
16mm X 16mm Approx.