160
160

PROPERTY OF A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF THE BONAPARTE FAMILY

A group of four hardstone seals, late 18th century and later
JUMP TO LOT
160

PROPERTY OF A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF THE BONAPARTE FAMILY

A group of four hardstone seals, late 18th century and later
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Royal & Noble

|
London

A group of four hardstone seals, late 18th century and later
comprising: a small gold, enamel and hardstone desk seal, Geneva, circa 1810, faceted agate handle, the gold collar and cushion decorated in bright taille d'épargne enamelling with floral motifs, the amethyst matrix engraved with the cipher of Jérôme Napoléon, King of Westphalia, apparently unmarked, 6cm.; a gold-cased carnelian fob sale, late 18th century, the matrix engraved with a monogram, according to family tradition that of Madame Mère, Laetizia Ramolino, 3.5cm.; a commemorative hardstone and metal desk seal, French, late 19th century, of tapering cylindrical form, the agate handle overlaid with openwork oval panels containing military figures, the top engraved with the Imperial 'N', the steel matrix engraved with the Imperial eagle above the motto of the Légion d'Honneur: Honneur et Patrie, 9cm.; and a silver-mounted hardstone desk seal, French, mid 19th century, faceted rock crystal handle, the collar and cushion cast with floral scrolls, the foiled citrine matrix engraved with a crowned eagle above the motto: Honneur / Liberté, post-1838 boar's head control, 7.8cm. high  
Quantity: 4
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Provenance

Jérôme Napoléon, King of Westphalia (1784-1860);
Prince Napoléon (1822-1891);
Prince Victor Napoléon (1862-1926);
Prince Louis Napoléon (1914-1997)

The carnelian fob seal and the commemorative hardstone and metal desk seal:
Prince Victor Napoléon (1862-1926);
Prince Louis Napoléon (1914-1997)

The silver-mounted hardstone desk seal:
Eugénie, Empress of the French (1826-1920);
Prince Victor Napoléon (1862-1926);
Prince Louis Napoléon (1914-1997)

Royal & Noble

|
London