New York, Park Avenue
24 September 1997
A BACCARAT "LEGION D'HONNEUR" WEIGHT
The clear glass set with a replica of the French Legion of Honour medal in coloured enamels on gold foil, inscribed 'Bonaparte I, Consul 10, Mai 1802'
2¾in. (6.7cm.) diam.
Maurice Lindon Collection, Part I, Sotheby & Co. London, 26 February 1957, lot 71
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