The circular top inset with a big shallow dish painted with a portrait of the Emperor Napoleon I in coronation costume, after the original portrait by Gérard François. The 12 small plaques are mounted into the important gilt bronze framing separated by imperial hawks and presented like a clock dial.
They depict: Le maréchal Lannes, M & Mm Murat, Le Roi de Rome, Le maréchal Ney, Hortense de Beauharnais, le général Lasalle, Pauline Bonaparte, Le maréchal Suchet, Josephine Bonaparte, le général Junot & Marie Louise Bonaparte.
The mahogany base is embellished with gilt bronze lion claws, swan handles & Napoléon's numeral. French fabrication circa 1870.
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