Antique French second Empire Napoleon III Cantinière Tonnelet Canteen
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Rare Antique 19th century French second Empire Napoleon III period Cantinière Wooden Tonnelet canteen and shoulder belt. An oval wooden barrel bound by four hand hammered iron hoops, painted with tricolours, with a brass grenade on the centre. Large brass movable suspension loops, with the original white leather shoulder-belt, adorned with two brass grenade badges, chain and lion mask attachments. The back of the belt is embossed with regimental markings.
CONDITION: Untouched original condition, with a pleasing patina retaining most of the original paint, missing the tap and two brass buttons on one side of the belt.
MEASUREMENTS: Dimensions of the canteen: length: 24 cm (9 1/2 in). height inclusive. 21.5 cm (8 1/2 in).
A similar French Cantinière from the famous Doctor Raymond Wargnier collection of Napoleonic Militaria, is published in the Sothebys catalogue: Belles Armes Anciennes Casques et Objets Militaires MONACO Lundi 23 Avril 1990. Placed as the first item in the sale, with the lot Number 701, at a price of FF6.000-7.000 (22 years ago).
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- Militaria & Weapons
- 19TH CENTURY
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