////Coin purse with a miniature painting of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie de Montijo / France, 1852-71.

Coin purse with a miniature painting of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie de Montijo / France, 1852-71.

Coin purse, or portemonnaie, made of patinated copper alloy, full-grain brown leather outside and purple inside, with a clutch and a hinge, and an oval miniature bust portrait on each side, painted in colour with gold and silver, by an anonymous artist after Franz Xaver Winterhalter, inscribed NAPOLÉON III and L’IMPCE DES FRANÇAIS, respectively, under glass. Dimensions: 97 x 67 x 18 mm.

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Napoleon III [Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte] (French, 1808 – 1873) – character/sitter.

Eugénie de Montijo [María Eugenia Ignacia Agustina de Palafox y Kirkpatrick] (Spanish-French, 1826 – 1920) – character/sitter.

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (German, 1805 – 1873) – artist.

SKU: VO-0454.2023 Categories: ,

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