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HORTENSE DE BEAUHARNAIS

Queen Hortense of Holland. A French Imperial silver-gilt tea equipage, Paris, 1819-1838
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HORTENSE DE BEAUHARNAIS

Queen Hortense of Holland. A French Imperial silver-gilt tea equipage, Paris, 1819-1838
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Queen Hortense of Holland. A French Imperial silver-gilt tea equipage, Paris, 1819-1838
comprising: twelve teaspoons and a pair of sugar tongs, in a fitted gilt-tooled green leather carry-case, stamped SA MAJESTE LA REINE HORTENSE
teaspoons, maker's marks distorted, the terminals chased with putti and doves, 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. long; sugar tongs, Aimée-Catherine Clérin, bright-engraved border, each side pierced with scrolling husks, 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. long, all engraved with the Imperial crown
the case 43.6cm., 17 1/4 in. long
403gr., 12oz. 18dwt.
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Provenance

Hortense de Beauharnais, sometime Queen of Holland (1783-1837);
Napoléon III, Emperor of the French (1808-1873);
his consort Empress Eugénie (1826-1920);
Prince Victor Napoléon (1862-1926);
Prince Louis Napoléon (1914-1997)

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