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ObjectThe Emperor’s campaign "gobelet"
The majority of glassware for the Maison de l’Empereur or Imperial Household came from the Montcenis crystal manufacturer. The Montcenis firm, established in 1787, had been the official crystal manufacturers to the monarch during the Ancien Régime, and they would play a significant role in the development of the French glass- and crystalware industry. So […]
ObjectAn Egyptian tea-service
Part of an Egyptian tea service, composed of a teapot and nine teacups and saucers in the “Denon-Etruscan form”, all in a beautiful deep blue, decorated with gold hieroglyphics and vignettes representing various sights in Egypt. On 7 January 1810, just three weeks after his divorce, Napoleon wrote to Josephine from his Palais des Tuileries: “I […]