Monday, June 25, 2012

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Napoleon's mother, Maria Laetitia Ramolino Bonaparte's acrostic bracelet that spells 'Letitia': Lapis Lazuli, Emerald, Turquoise, Idocrasio, Tourmaline, Ialino (Hyaline) and Amethyst.

Abraham-Louis BRÉGUET Swiss 1747–1823 Touch watch belonging to Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia 1809 gold, diamonds, pearls, enamel 5.5 cm diameter.

NITOT ET FILS, Paris (manufacturer) France 1780–1814 Coronet from replica of the ruby and diamond parure of Empress Marie-Louise 1809–11 gold, silver, white sapphires, diamonds, garnets.

Jean-Baptiste-Jacques AUGUSTIN French 1759–1832 Portrait of Empress Josephine (Portrait de l’impératrice Joséphine) Empire period 1804–15 watercolour and gouache on ivory 6.7 x 5.4 cm.

NITOT ET FILS, Paris (attributed to) (manufacturer) France 1780–1814 Malachite parure (Parure en malachite) Empire period 1804–15 gold, malachite, pearls.

FRANCE Empress Josephine’s shell cameo diadem, presented to her by her brother-in-law Joachim Murat Empire period 1804–15 gold, shell, mother-of-pearl, cameos, pearls, precious and semi-precious stones 6.7 x 17.0 x 20.0 cm.

Joseph COTEAU (enameller) French 1740–1801 Skeleton clock c.1793-95 gilt and enamelled bronze (chased), marble 43.0 x 26.0 x 14.0 cm

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