A Silver-Gilt Tassel From An Epaulette Believed To Have Been Worn By Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte Probably Circa 1815
Offered with a handwritten note inscribed 'Enclosed gold strand of the shoulder knot of the late Emperor Napoleon given by the late Lord Raglan who was on the Duke of Wellington's staff at the Battle of Waterloo to Mrs. Henry Cressett Pelham with two documents refering to it [now lost]. At Mrs. Pelham's death they became the property of Mrs. Bearneld who for many years was a faithful friend and servant and to whom Mrs. Pelham left an annuity. They came into the possession of the present owner in 1850'. The reverse inscribed 'William Hutchinson, grandson of Sarah Huntingdon possessed of it on death of Lucy Huntingdon his aunt. 27 May 1923 was made over to his nephew Johnny Eshmay'