Cast iron inkwell representing Napoleon I’s tomb. Return of Ashes Period

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Polychrome cast iron desk inkwell representing Emperor Napoleon I’s tomb. Gilt marked on one receptacle "NÉ le 15 Août 1769" (BORN August 15, 1769) and other "MORT le 5 Mai 1821" (DEATH May 5, 1821). When opened presents Emperor’s recumbent effigy and two niches for inks (missing)

Retour des Cendres (Return of Ashes) Period

Height: 14 cm (5-1/2 in.) - Base: 12 x 7 cm (4-2/3 x 2-3/4 in.)

Fairly good condition

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014060935