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Model of HMS “Victory” from the Berlin Palace

  • Object
  • Ferdinand Richard Wilm (Entwurf; Konzeption); Wilkens & Söhne (Ausführung)
  • Place of origin: Bremen (City)
  • c. 1906

Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife, Auguste Viktoria, received twelve silver models of ships for their silver wedding anniversary in 1906. Among them was the Victory, Nelson’s flagship in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. In leading the British to victory, the admiral was also establishing the pre­eminence of Great Britain at sea. Wilhelm II had the ships exhibited in his apartment at the palace. His enthusiasm for all things mari­time was affiliated to German’s imperial politics. The empire was on a quest for global influence and expanded its fleet considerably. This posed a challenge for Great Britain in particular.

Detailed information

2nd Title (Original)
Silber-Modell des Flaggschiffs "HMS Victory" für Kaiser Wilhelm II.
Involved Persons/Corporate Bodies
Ferdinand Richard Wilm (Entwurf; Konzeption); Wilkens & Söhne (Ausführung)
Period Produced
c. 1906
Exhibition Format
gegossen; getrieben; geprägt; graviert; ziseliert
136,5 x 163,0 x 82,0 cm
Places / Cultures
Place of origin: Bremen (City)
Exhibition Location
EG.143.B1 E11001V
Exhibition & Module
DA01 Flashbacks / DA01 Flashback 02 Model of HMS Victory from the Berlin Palace / MG Media Guide / MG Free Flow 01 History of the Site - Flashbacks
Persons / Corporate bodies
Nelson; Horatio; Wilhelm II.; Deutsches Reich; Kaiser
Owner/Managing Institution
Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg; Haus Hohenzollern; Georg Friedrich Prinz von Preußen; ehem. Hohenzollernmuseum
Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg; Haus Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich Prinz von Preußen, ehem. Hohenzollernmuseum
Inventory Number
HM 5063
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