A PAINTED LEATHER FIRE BUCKET FROM H.M.S. VICTORY - DATED '1805' - Of riveted hardened leather with copper band to the top and two iron rings, painted 'H M S VICTORY' with 'GR' cypher and the date '1805', approx. 10 ¾ in. (27.2 cm.) high
'Le Bucentaure' ship--Where the British used three-deckers, the French preferred two-deckers, of which this is the most famous example. Bucentaure, seen here off Toulon, served as Vice-Admiral Villeneuve's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar.