Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


Captain Hood’s gold and hardstone armorial fob seal

$ 5,355
  • Description
    The openwork gold fluted pendent mount is channel set with an oval cornelian seal engraved with the coat of arms and crest of Hood with the arms of Periam in pretence for Captain Alexander Hood RN (1758-1798) who married Elizabeth Periam of Butleigh. English, circa 1790.

    Captain Hood (1758-1798) was a cousin of Samuel Hood, Viscount Hood, and of Alexander Hood, Viscount Bridport. His younger brother was Sir Samuel Hood who captained Zealous at the Battle of the Nile. As a midshipman, Hood served in Resolution on Captain James Cook’s second voyage of exploration. After seeing action in the American War, he was appointed to Mars , 74 guns, in which, on 21 April 1798, he engaged and defeated L’Hercule , 74 guns, in a celebrated single ship fight. Wounded during the engagement, Hood was carried below and died shortly after receiving the sword of the defeated French captain, who was also killed in the action.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: Pre 19th Century
    Materials: Gold and hardstone
    Creation Date: c 1790
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 383126
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