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

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Measurements: Overall: 8.5cm (3.3in) x 8.7cm (3.5in) x 14.5cm (5.75in)

Siena marble base applied with gilt bronze sword, laurel branches and a scroll inscribed with victories, beneath the Emperor’s distinctive bicorne hat in patinated bronze, concealing a glass lined inkwell within.

Napoleon’s bicorne worn ‘en bataille’ (ie in line with the shoulders) was adopted early & identified him to his troops. Moreover Wellington reportedly said that Napoleon’s hat was worth 40,000 men on the battlefield. One of earliest occasions on which the hat appeared was the Battle of Marengo, where the Premier Consul delivered a crushing victory over the Austrians. The style and size varied little over time. Four of Napoleon’s famous hats were taken to Saint Helena. On Napoleon’s death, one was placed in his coffin, so that they might rest together for eternity.

Measurements: Overall: 8.5cm (3.3in) x 8.7cm (3.5in) x 14.5cm (5.75in)

Siena marble base applied with gilt bronze sword, laurel branches and a scroll inscribed with victories, beneath the Emperor’s distinctive bicorne hat in patinated bronze, concealing a glass lined inkwell within.

Napoleon’s bicorne worn ‘en bataille’ (ie in line with the shoulders) was adopted early & identified him to his troops. Moreover Wellington reportedly said that Napoleon’s hat was worth 40,000 men on the battlefield. One of earliest occasions on which the hat appeared was the Battle of Marengo, where the Premier Consul delivered a crushing victory over the Austrians. The style and size varied little over time. Four of Napoleon’s famous hats were taken to Saint Helena. On Napoleon’s death, one was placed in his coffin, so that they might rest together for eternity.