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Late 19th Century Napoleon I Paperweight, 1890
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Late 19th Century Napoleon I Paperweight, 1890

Measurements: 11cm (4.3in) x 7.5cm 2.9in) x 2.4cm (1in)

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Verde antico marble block mounted with trophy of arms comprising ormolu Eagle, laurel wreath, sword and scroll surmounted by the Emperor’s famous bicorne hat which, when seen on the field of battle, Wellington reportedly said, had the effect of an extra 40,000 men. Four of Napoleon’s bicornes were taken to Saint Helena, and one, at his death, placed in his coffin, so that they might rest together for eternity.

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