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Antique French Porcelain & Ormolu Napoleon Miniature

A fine quality French oval porcelain plaque depicting Napoleon Bonaparte, inset the original mercury gilded cast bronze frame. The rectangular centre painted with Napoleon seated astride a chair on a Battle Field, his troops standing behind. The silvered ground with sprays of gilded laurel leaves above the ‘Legion d’Honneur’. The oval centre cast with a snake depicting the eternal cycle, within a rectangular frame cast with waterleaf and beaded border.

Height 6 1/16″ (15.3cm)

Width 5 1/16″ (12.9cm)

Depth 3/4″ (1.9cm)


Circa 1840