A pair of Italian carved ivory equestrian figures of Emperor Napoleon I and Empress Catherine II
signed G. Junge
late 19th century
Napoleon based after the painting "Napoleon Crossing the Alps" after Jacques Louis David (1748-1825); Catherine II depicted riding sidesaddle holding the orb of rule in one hand and with emblems of learning beneath her mount, inscribed G. Junge, raised on ebonized wood plinths inlaid with sovereign's imperial ciphers and the dates of their birth and death.
heights 10 1/2in (26.5cm)