Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


“Bonaparte Visiting the Silk Manufacturers of Rouen”

“Bonaparte Visiting the Silk Manufacturers of Rouen”

Jean-Baptiste Isabey - 1802

Passionate about encouraging French industry, Napoléon frequently visited factories, showing an interest in their products and manufacturing techniques, giving prizes and purchasing goods for his palaces. Here he is introduced to an old man who worked in the factory with indefatigable zeal for 53 years. The Consul would reward the man with an annual pension of 400 Francs.

Historical Provenance - Prince Joachim Murat collection

India ink and sepia on paper



ANTIQUE 18thC SWISS 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE c.1790 picture

ANTIQUE 18thC SWISS 18k GOLD & ENAMEL SNUFF BOX, GUIDON, REMOND & GIDE c.1790

$37737.54



1820s 18 Karat Tri-Color Russian Snuff Box picture

1820s 18 Karat Tri-Color Russian Snuff Box

$14500.00



Antique 18k yellow gold snuff box by Adrien-Maximilien Vachette, Paris,1819-1838 picture

Antique 18k yellow gold snuff box by Adrien-Maximilien Vachette, Paris,1819-1838

$12328.00



ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18K GOLD & ENAMEL PLAQUE ICON, RETAILED BY BULGARI c.1820 picture

ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18K GOLD & ENAMEL PLAQUE ICON, RETAILED BY BULGARI c.1820

$12027.60



ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18k GOLD & HAND PAINTED ENAMEL BONBONNIERE BOX c.1800 picture

ANTIQUE 19thC SWISS 18k GOLD & HAND PAINTED ENAMEL BONBONNIERE BOX c.1800

$11754.09



Antique Swiss 14k Yellow Gold and Enamel Snuff Box Circa 1840 picture

Antique Swiss 14k Yellow Gold and Enamel Snuff Box Circa 1840

$11165.00



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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011