Napoleon Bonaparte
The British Sale

27 Oct 2021, starting at 14:00 BST .

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A gold, garnet and seed pearl memorial ring, circa 1801

A very rare Sèvres plate from the service for Napoleon's mother, Laetitia Bonaparte (Madame Mère), circa 1802

A FRAGMENT OF NAPOLEON'S FICTION NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Autograph working manuscript, an extract from the romantic novella Clisson et Eugenie, his autobiographical work of fiction, in French, beginning "...The freshness and the eyes of Amelie merited the attentions of Clisson...", n.p., [c.1795]

A Sèvres tortoiseshell-ground plate with mask of Apollo, circa 1803-05

A very rare Paris, Dihl et Guérhard, biscuit porcelain bust of Napoleon Bonaparte (French, 1781–ca. 1824) as First Consul, circa 1800

A Sèvres bust of Napoleon I, second half 19th century

A Sèvres blue-ground vase 'carafe Étrusque' with the portrait of Napoleon I, dated 1852

CORONATION OF 1804 NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. Letter signed ("Napoleon"), to the Bishop of Versailles regarding his impending coronation as Emperor, St. Cloud, 1st Prairial, year 12 [20 May 1804]

After Antoine-Denis Chaudet (1763-1810): A first half 19th century bronze bust of Napoleon together with a later veined rouge marble pedestal The bust cast after 1812, the pedestal, probably late 19th / early 20th century (2)

A mid 19th century carved and polished fruitwood bust of Napoleon depicted as Emperor, Signed Pouchard and dated 1840

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20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £450,000 up to and including £4,500,000;
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