Lord Nelson faience character jug produced by Desvres circa 1880. Horatio Nelson (1758�1805) was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy. His inspirational leadership and grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics brought about a number of decisive British naval victories during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest naval commanders in history. Made in a style similar to the Hearty Good Fellow, the Lord Nelson toby jug depicts Nelson leaning against a canon and holding an eye glass in his left hand. He is marked with the intertwined initials GA.