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Pair Of Early C19th French Empire Cast Lead Bronzed Roundels Of Napoleon And Marie-louise Bonaparte In Turned Mahogany Frames .


£1,300 | $1,731 USD | €1,473 EUR
Item Number: SA595126
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: M Lees and Sons
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Pair of early C19th French Empire cast lead bronzed roundels of Napoleon and Marie-Louise Bonaparte in turned circular mahogany frames with convex glass .
Patinated as bronze , the cast-lead profile roundels of Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France and his second wife , Marie-Louise . The single roundel depicts the Emperor wearing a laurel wreath , or 'Corona Civitas' ,recalling the Emperors of the ancient Roman Empire.
The second roundel shows both the Emperor and Empress in a double profile image .
Each study is signed beneath the bust shoulder "Andrieu F", Andrieu Fecit . The sculptor being Bertrand Andrieu , the medals probably struck to commemorate the second marriage of Napoleon to the Hapsburg Marie-Louise of Austria in 1810.
Bertrand Andrieu (1763-1822) was a pupil of the medalist Gatteaux , his neo-classical style suiting Napoleon's new Imperial aspirations.

Well-cast details, with some rubbing and loss to the bronzed patination, and minor dents to the edges . Mounted in contemporaneous turned mahogany frames with a cavetto profile and convex glass fronts .
H 9 ( framed)
H 5.5 ( medals)
W 5.5"
D 0. 5"
France c. 1810
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Internal Ref: ML 1901


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 22 cm (8.7")
Width = 22 cm (8.7")
Depth = 5 cm (2.0")

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