Set Six Dinner Plates w/ Napoleonic Imperial Eagle in Style of Sèvres

$1,200.00

This set of six dinner plates features the Napoleonic Imperial Eagle below a crown. Made in the Sevres style in France in the 19th-century, they are painted in gilt.
The borders are decorated with grape leaves on the vine.
The Imperial Eagle was perhaps the most iconic of all Napoleonic symbols. On 5 December 1804, three days after his coronation, Napoleon distributed to his regiments Imperial Eagles based on the eagle standards of the Roman legions. The Eagles were intended to instill feelings of pride and loyalty among the troops who would be the backbone of Napoleon’s new Imperial regime. Napoleon gave an emotional speech in which he insisted that troops should defend the standards with their lives. This event was depicted in The Distribution of the Eagle Standards, an 1810 painting by Jacques-Louis David.
Dimensions: 9.6″ in Diameter
Condition: Excellent
Price: $1,200
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We offer FREE shipping to the continental United States. For orders shipping outside the continental US, please email admin@bardith.com for a shipping quote.

Buyer Protection Guarantee: your purchase will arrive as described.

Questions? Contact us. Ask for Steve