Thursday, February 2, 2017

Napoléon with a laurel crown by Villers

On 2 December 1804, Napoléon I was crowned Empereur of the French.

Le Sacre de Napoléon by Jean-Louis David 1806-1807

Napoléon by Jean-Louis David 1805

For the occasion, Napoléon wore a laurel crown made of gold.

This one of a kind clay pipe, signed Villers, undoubtedly commemorates the event.

Napoléon with Laurel Crown, red clay pipe, signed Villers 
Courtesy Piasa-Mazaleyrat Collection

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