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BILL CLIP

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The clip itself consists of a flexible coil of wire soldered on the back to a cross-shaped mount for an octagonal medallion with a profile head of Napoleon facing right which is inscribed under the neck. On either side of the head are inscriptions. At the right, inscribed below the neck "SACRE ET COURONNE LE 2. DECEMBRE 1804." On the back a seated female figure in profile (Minerva) proffering a laurel wreath and holding a caduceus, and sorrounded by symbols of agriculture, industry, architecture, navigation etc... Inscribed at the top "CHAMBRE DE [ ] Mce D'AMIENS", inscribed again "ANDRIEU", and below "b? NIW [ ] AN.LE.24 DECEMBRE 1802". On the mount "Mé. BOULGARIS 0.800"

Category:
silverwork
Object name:
BILL CLIP
Made from:
Silver
Made in:
France
Date made:
ca. 1804-ca. 1968
Size:
1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.329
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION; MARK; DATE Mé. BOULGARIS, possibly the maker of the clip; 0.800- indicating the silver content; inscriptions on front: Andrieu F, Napoleon, Emp et Roi, Sacre et Couroone le 2 Decembre 1804 Chambre de () Mce d'Amiens, Andrieu, B? NIW () An le Decembre 1802, Me. Boulgaris 0.800
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973