2022-01 Raynors HCA Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/29/2022
The Two Piece Glass Liquor Decanter, 16-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" base, has a 4-1/2" stopper. It is fashioned Vendome Column. The stopper is the figure of the emperor Napoleon in traditional pose, left hand in the breast. Each segment of the base, carries French words. Produced by "T.E.A. & Co." np. likely Paris; nd. With the passing years, the popularity of the emperor (who had died in exile on the island of St Helena on the 5th May 1821) grew and grew during the July Monarchy (1830-1848). Anxious to link himself with the Bonapartists, in 1831 the new king Louis-Philippe decided to install a new statue of Napoleon. The sculptor Charles-Emile Seurre chose a popular image of the emperor for the statue: dressed in his famous 'redingote' coat (the French word 'redingote' is a corruption of the English 'riding coat') and his trademark hat, his right hand tucked into his waistcoat and with the star of the Légion d'honneur on his chest, this is Napoleon represented as the 'little corporal'; the sort of leader who would pull the ears of his soldiers as a compliment to their bravery.
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The Place Vendome Column - French, Glass Decanter c.1875

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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $170.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
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