Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Tableware belonging to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord,

Tableware belonging to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord,

Plates: Nast Manufacture, Paris. Forks: Lorillon -

Talleyrand was the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Napoléon and a key diplomat in Europe at the time. He was famous for his skills as a political operative and his ability to represent his own interests and to accumulate wealth. Usually a perceptive judge of character, Napoléon never realized the extent of Talleyrand’s disloyalty and deception.

Historical Provenance - Talleyrand family collection from the Castle at Valençay

Porcelain, crystal and silver


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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011