2 December 2004
A GROUP OF COMMEMORATIVE OBJECTS OF NAPOLEON I,
19TH CENTURY AND LATER,
with two eagles flanking a miniature porcelain death mask, a carved wood pick case turned with the profile of Napoleon, a cigar holder enclosing a figure of napoleon, and a silvered cup bearing the inscription Dieu protege de France, the handle modeled as the Austerlitz column with a retractable figure of Napoleon.
6in. (15cm.) high, 9in. (23cm.) wide, framed and glazed
The Robert Florey Collection, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Monaco, 6 October 1980, lot 895.
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