A GROUP OF FRENCH EMPIRE AND NAPOLEON THEME CABINET ARTICLES, 19TH CENTURY AND AFTER, consisting of a miniature watercolor portrait of young Napoleon, signed "Lesne," in a period hand chased frame with a pierced eagle and laurel leaf crest, height: 4" and width: 3"; a period patinated bronze bust of Napoleon with crown, laurel leaves and "N," signed "Ruff," height: 6", width: 3 1/2", depth: 2 1/2"; a modern gilt bronze bust of Napoleon with hat, height: 5 1/2", diameter: 3 1/2"; an ormolu mount in the form of a beribboned flaming torchier with wreath, stamped BBH verso, height: 13", width: 4 1/2"; a gilt and green painted porcelain coffee pot with a central transfer printed portrait of young Napoleon, height: 10 3/4", diameter: 5 5/8"; a bronze full length portrait of Napoleon on a lobed dome socle, raised on a square plinth base, the base with applied eagle and laurel wreath gilt ormolu, height: 13", width: 5", depth: 5"; and a modern molded bowl raised on three eagle supports, ending in a black lacquered tripartite base, height: 8", diameter: 8 1/2". (7)
The portrait watercolor has a few small areas of cracking near the top, some patina throughout the pieces, especially the older examples, gilt rubbing and mild paint losses to the coffee pot, but otherwise in very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.
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