Rare Antique Napoleon III French Crystal and Bronze Dore Bottle/Jar
Spectacular large antique Napoleon III French cut crystal jar, powder jar or perfume bottle with fine dore bronze mounts depicting classical motifs, swags and garlands. Each side has a different design.
The lid has a bronze dore French Imperial eagle at the top which was a symbol of Imperial Rome, Jupiter’s Bird and was associated with Military Victory. The Day after the Coronation, Napoleon had an eagle placed at the top of the shaft of every flag in the Napoleonic Army.
This amazing bottle measures 3-7/8" wide by 3" deep and stands 5-3/4" tall to the top of the easel. It's in pristine condition with no chips or cracks to the crystal. No missing mounts.
This is a truly rare and collectible piece!