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Title Napoleonic horn snuff box
Nationality French
Period 1815
Sold

This fine box (approx 3 x 2 x .75 inches), made of pressed horn, commemorates Napoleon's return from Elba in the spring of 1815. The inscription simply states: 'Retour de l'isle d'Elbe'. This has to be a contemporary item, as, after Waterloo and the second restoration of the Bourbons, no one would want to have been caught owning such an item.

The actual image commemorates the moment as he stepped forward to meet Louis XVIII's troops on the road in southern France.

The condition is excellent, although the hinge (also horn) has suffered a little damage on the inside, viz some age splits.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Miscellaneous : French : 19th Century]

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I received the badge. It is a great item.

E C, Italy, 29.11.2009

Just a short note to let you know that I have collected the Police fur cap this morning from the Post Office. I am really happy with it, and for sure I will give a thumbs-up to your service. This was the first item I ever bought from you, and I hope it will not be the last.

I G, Malta, 03.10.2005

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