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Eugène Marioton
FRENCH
A RARE BUST OF EMPEROR NAPOLÉON I
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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70
Eugène Marioton
FRENCH
A RARE BUST OF EMPEROR NAPOLÉON I
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver and Works of Art

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Eugène Marioton
1857-1933
FRENCH
A RARE BUST OF EMPEROR NAPOLÉON I
signed Eug Marioton to the back, and with a removable enameled Empire Légion d'Honneur style medal.
gilt-bronze, enamel
height 24 1/2 in.
62 cm
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Catalogue Note

Eugène Marioton was a pupil of Augustin Alexandre Dumont. He had a long and successful career as a sculptor and medal engraver, and it is interesting to note that he has applied a late Empire Légion d'Honneur medal to the bust of Napoleon, who founded the order in 1802.  It remains the highest order of chivalry in France and is divided into a number of degrees such as Chevalier, Offiicier, Commandeur, Grand Officier and Grand'Croix.  Napoleon wore this medal at all times, embodying his vision of the French Empire.

19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics, Silver and Works of Art

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