Soup tureen depicting the Battle of Vimiero N081116

APSLEY HOUSE, London. Soup tureen from the Duke of Wellington's Prussian Service, made in Berlin 1817-19. This was a gift to the Duke from the King of Prussia, and depict the battles he won during his military career. Here shown is the Battle of Vimiero (21st August 1808) during the Peninsular War. WM917_1948.


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Dessert plate depicting the Battle of Albuera N081121

APSLEY HOUSE, London. Dessert plate from the Duke of Wellington's Saxon Service, made at Meissen in 1818. This was a gift to the Duke from the King of Saxony, and depict the battles he won during his military career. Here shown is the Battle of Albuera (16th May 1811) during the Peninsular War. WM1213_1948.


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