6 19th Cent. Emperor Napoleon Transfer Plates
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Extremely rare set of six transferware dessert plates depicting Napoleons great victories. The rims are printed with crowned Ns encircled by laurel wreaths and military decorations, alternating with escutcheons with the Emperors signature hat and sword. The scenes are entitled Mort De Desaix A Marengo; Le Geal Massena Devant Zurich 25 Decembre 1799; Bataille De Friedland 14 Juin 1807; Combat De Benhout 8 Mars 1799; Bonaparte A Arcole 17 Novembre 1796; and Napoleon Haranguant Les Troupes Bavaroises Et Wurtembergeoises.
All the plates were made by Boch Freres of La Louviere, Belgium. Most are marked with the companys stamp. The monarchy was in and out of favor frequently during the 19th century, and few of the Napoleon transferware items survived.
Origin: Belgium, circa 1850s. Condition: all are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks; one has light crazing to the glaze and minimal discoloration; all the transfer decoration is well-detailed and strongly-colored. Size: 8-1/8 diameter.
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- circa 1850s
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