Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Gold medal awarded to Firmin Didot by First Consul Napoléon Bonaparte

Gold medal awarded to Firmin Didot by First Consul Napoléon Bonaparte

- 1800

Napoléon awarded this medal to the publisher Firmin Didot during the first industrial exhibition he sponsored to encourage French manufacturing, held at the Louvre in 1801. The medal represents a character with Phrygian cap (France) surrounded with different symbols: a plow for agriculture; a paddle for navigation; a compass for industry; and a caduceus for trade. It is engraved with the words “Encouragement and reward to the industry.”

Historical Provenance - Firmin Didot family collection

22-carat gold



MONTBLANC - Patron of Art - Full Set - Medici to Napoleon - Fountain Pen - New picture

MONTBLANC - Patron of Art - Full Set - Medici to Napoleon - Fountain Pen - New

$94160.00



Antique Pitcher Decanter Cooler Glass Victor Saglier Eagle Napoleonic Empire picture

Antique Pitcher Decanter Cooler Glass Victor Saglier Eagle Napoleonic Empire

$69999.00



RARE FRENCH SEVRES IMPERIAL NAPOLEON KING Of ITALY SET 6 CUPS & 6 SAUCERS 19TH C picture

RARE FRENCH SEVRES IMPERIAL NAPOLEON KING Of ITALY SET 6 CUPS & 6 SAUCERS 19TH C

$57000.00



Plate Offered by Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte To His Sister - Crown Armorial picture

Plate Offered by Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte To His Sister - Crown Armorial

$50000.00



Napoleon III Gilt&Silver bronze champlevé enamel mounted Onyx centrepiece French picture

Napoleon III Gilt&Silver bronze champlevé enamel mounted Onyx centrepiece French

$47500.00



Pair Monumental Wall Application Napoleon III After J B.Klagmann F-Aas-10 picture

Pair Monumental Wall Application Napoleon III After J B.Klagmann F-Aas-10

$25664.55



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