19th Century French Painted Napoleonic Sarreguemines Ceramic Plates, Set of 9
Use this elegant set of eight antique plates to serve appetizer or desert to your guests! Crafted in Sarreguemines, France, circa 1830, each hand painted ceramic plate features the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte with an illustrated scene and one of his famous quote in French during his reign. Scenes of battle field, interacting with his soldiers, encounter with the Emperor of Austria, etc… The Napoleonic plates are in excellent condition with a rich dark green and white patinated finish. Stamped and dated in the back for further authentication. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), also known as Napoleon I, was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 19th century. Born on the island of Corsica, Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution (1789-1799). After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d’état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804. Shrewd, ambitious and a skilled military strategist, Napoleon successfully waged war against various coalitions of European nations and expanded his Empire. However, after a disastrous French invasion of Russia in 1812, Napoleon abdicated the throne two years later and was exiled to the island of Elba. In 1815, he briefly returned to power in his Hundred Days Campaign. After a crushing defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, he abdicated once again and was exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena, where he died at 51. 7.25″ diameter.
|Dimensions||7.25" W x 7.25" H|