Napoleon Imperial Gold Snuff Box for Bonhams Auction

. October 5, 2011

A solid gold presentation snuff box with a monogrammed ‘N’ for Napoleon on the lid is for sale at Bonhams Fine Silver sale in London on 23 November.Napoleon gold snuff box (£20,000-30,000)
It was one of 100 gold boxes made for the Emperor in 1806 as gifts for friends, family, diplomats and foreign dignitaries. After his coronation in 1804, Napoleon enthusiastically embraced the trappings of his new imperial position. The box, which is estimated at between £20,000-30,000, … Read More

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