• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 45

    A BACCARAT SULPHIDE PLAQUE OF NAPOLEON

    CIRCA 1820-30, POSSIBLY IN COLLABORATION WITH DESPREZ

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BACCARAT SULPHIDE PLAQUE OF NAPOLEON
    Circa 1820-30, possibly in collaboration with Desprez
    Suspended from a silver hasp, enclosing a portrait of the Emperor to sinister, reserved on a blue ground and inscribed NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI., the truncation marked ANDRIEU
    2¾ in. (17 cm.) diameter


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    See note to lot 43.

    Provenance

    With Spink & Son, Ltd., London, 1987.


    Exhibited

    P. Jokelson and D. Tarshis, Cameo Incrustation: The Great Sulphide Show, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, 1988, p. 14, no. 25 (exhibition label).