Victorian Brass chimney ornament, General Wolseley on a camel, c.1885

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Victorian Brass chimney ornament, depicting General Wolseley mounted on a camel, titled to the plinth base.
Made to commemorate his 1884 ‘Gordon Relief’ campaign, aka ‘The Nile Campaign’
Circa 1885

29cm h,

Commemorating the British Army’s ‘Gordon Relief’ Sudan -> Khartoum campaign of 1884, led by Wolseley in an attempt to rescue the doomed General Gordon, besieged by the Islamist rebels in Khartoum.

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