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French Bronze Eagle, 1850
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French Bronze Eagle, 1850

Measurements: Height: 32cm (12.5in)



Patinated bronze eagle rising with wings addorsed and elevated, its head to dexter and claw clutching lightning bolts in gilt bronze, the whole mounted upon a stepped red marble base with ormolu  mounts.

The present eagle differs from the First Empire type which looks to the right, and may date to the Second Republic of 1848-52 that followed the overthrow of the monarchy and heralded the coup d'état of 5 December 1851 staged by Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (afterwards Napoleon III).