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10301121

Contemporary Boxed Set of Napoleonic medals

CNG 103, Lot: 1121. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $26000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, Premier Empire. Napoléon I. 1804-1814. Lot of one-hundred-thirty-five (135) Æ Medals in contemporary case. Case produced by M. Legrous of Paris, circa 1820-1832. Includes the following issues: Battle of Montenotte. Hennin 731 // Battle of Millesimo. Hennin 744 // Battle of Castiglione. Hennin 744 // Surrender of Mantua. Hennin 782 // Surrender of Mantua. Hennin 783 // The Passage of Tagliamento and the Capture of Trieste. Hennin 788 // Conquest of Lower Egyt. Hennin 850 // Conquest of Egypt. Hennin 879 // Treaty of Campofiormo. Hennin 881 // Conquest of Upper Egypt. Hennin 896 // Arrival of Napoléon at Fréjus. Hennin 921 // Battle of Marengo and the Passage of St. Bernard. Bramsen 37 // Battle of Marengo and the Command of Napoléon. Bramsen 38 // Battle of Maremgp ad the Death of Desaix. Bramsen 44 // The Placement of the Colonne Vendôme. Bramsen 63 // Column of the Department of the Seine. Bramsen 64 // Construction of the Quai Desaix in Paris. Bramsen 69 // Transfer of the Body of Turenne to Les Invalides. Bramsen 71 // Attempt on the Life of Napoléon. Bramsen 76 // Peace of Luneville. Bramsen 106 // Peace of Luneville. Bramsen 107 // Peace of Amiens. Bramsen 195 // The Restoration of the Roman Catholic Church in France. Bramsen 213 // Organization of Public Education. Bramsen 214 // Paris Pharmagolocial School. Bramsen 264 // Negotiations with England. Bramsen 267 // Negotiations with England. Bramsen 267 // Breaking of the Treaty of Amiens and the Occupation of hannover by French Troops. Bramsen 271 // Encampment at Boulogne and the Planned Invasion of England. Bramsen 275 // Venus de Medici. Bramsen 280 // Reestablishment of the Legion d'Honneur. Bramsen 310 // Encampment at Boulogne and the Planned Invasion of England. Bramsen 318 // Encampment at Boulogne and the Planned Invasion of England. Bramsen 320 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 326 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 327 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 328 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 329 // Coronation of Napoléon. Bramsen 329 // Pius VII in Paris. Bramsen 349 // Distribution of the Eagles. Bramsen 357 // Coronation Celebrations. Bramsen 358 // Coronation Celebrations at Paris City Hall. Bramsen 359 // Salle de Laocoon in the Louvre. Bramsen 367 // Galerie d’Apollon in the Louvre. Bramsen 371 // Spread of Vaccination. Bramsen 400 // Visit of Pius VII to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 409 // Coronation as King of Italy. Bramsen 418 // Annexation of Liguria to France. Bramsen 422 // Erection of the Colonne de la Grande armée. Bramsen 426 // Monument of Desaix at Mont Saint-Bernard. Bramsen 426/427 // Monument of Desaix at Mont Saint-Bernard. Bramsen 426/427 // Breaking Camp at Bolougne and the Crossing of the Rhine. Bramsen 430 // Addressing the Army on the Pont du Lech. Bramsen 432 // Capitulation of Ulm and Memmingen. Bramsen 433 // Entry of Marechel Ney into Innsbruck and the Return of the Flags. Bramsen 442 // The Occupation of Vienna and Presburg (Bratislava). Bramsen 443 // Battle of Austerlitz. Bramsen 445 // Battle of Austerlitz – France and her Allies. Bramsen 446 // Metting of Napoléon and Franz I at Urschütz. Bramsen 452 // Deputation of the Mayors of Paris at Schönbrunn. Bramsen 453 // Peace of Presbourg. Bramsen 455 // Venice Reunited with Italy. Bramsen 460 // Te Deum at the Cathedral of Vienna. Bramsen 461 // Establishment of the Medical Colleges. Bramsen 467 // The School of Minerology Established at Mont Blanc. Bramsen 471 // Conquest of Istria. Bramsen 512 // Conquest of Dalmatia. Bramsen 513 // Conquest of Naples. Bramsen 516 // Marriage of Stéphanie de Beauharnais to Karl, Großherzog von baden. Bramsen 522 // The Confederation of the Rhine. Bramsen 534 // The Battle of Jena. Bramsen 537 // The Battle of Jena. Bramsen 538 // Entry of Napoléon into Berlin. Bramsen 546 // Capitulation of Prussian Fortresses Spandau, Stettin, and Magdeborg. Bramsen 548 // Occupation of Hamburg. Bramsen 549 // Alliance with Saxony. Bramsen 551 // Sovereignties Bestowed on the Kings of Bavaria and Würtemburg. Bramsen 553 // Construction of the Arc e triomphe du Carrousel. Bramsen 557 // The French Army Crosses the Vistula. Bramsen 620 // Battle of Eylau. Bramsen 628 // Napoléon at Osterode. Bramsen 631 // Battle of Friedland. Bramsen 632 // Battle of Friedland and the Anniversary of Marengo. Bramsen 633 // Campaigns of 1806–1807. Bramsen 634 // Conquest of Silesia (Poland). Bramsen 635 // Peace of Tilsit. Bramsen 640 // Independence of Danzig. Bramsen 652 // Creation of the Duchy of Warsaw. Bramsen 653 // Creation of the Kingdom of Westphalia. Bramsen 660 // Marriage of Jérôme-Napoléon Bonaparte and Katharina von Württemberg. Bramsen 662 // Victories of 1807. Bramsen 674 // The Road to Simplon Completed. Bramsen 688 // Road from Nice to Rome. Bramsen 690 // Annexation of Etruria to France. Bramsen 721 // Entry of the French Army into Alcala. Bramsen 757 // Visit of Hortense Eugénie Cécile Bonaparte, Queen of Holland, to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 769 // Pauline Bonaparte Borghese, Duchess of Guastalla. Bramsen 770 // Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Queen of Naples. Bramsen 772 // Austria Violates the Treaty of Presbourg. Bramsen 844 // Entrance of Napoléon into Vienna. Bramsen 847 // Annexation of Rome to France. Bramsen 848 // Annexation of Rome to France. Bramsen 849 // Battle of Raab. Bramsen 854 // Battle of Essling and the Crossing of the Danube. Bramsen 859 // Battle of Wagram. Bramsen 860 // Opening of the Canal de l'Ourcq. Bramsen 868 // The English Attack on Antwerp and the Stay of Napoléon in Schoenbrünn. Bramsen 870 // Treaty of Vienna. Bramsen 876 // Conquest of Illyria. Bramsen 879 // Visit of Friedrich August of Saxony to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 883 // Visit of Maximilian and Karoline of Bavaria to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 939 // Marriage of Napoléon and Marie-Louise. Bramsen 952 // Marriage of Napoléon and Marie-Louise. Bramsen 954 // Marriage of Napoléon and Marie-Louise. Bramsen 956 // Marriage of Napoléon and Marie-Louise. Bramsen 959 // Obsequies for Lannes, Duc de Montebello. Bramsen 971 // Statue of Desaix in the Place de Victoire. Bramsen 976 // Orphans of the Légion d'Honneur. Bramsen 980 // The Birth of the King of Rome (Napoléon II). Bramsen 1091 // The Birth of the King of Rome (Napoléon II). Bramsen 1099 // The Birth of the King of Rome (Napoléon II). Bramsen 1100 // The Baptism of the King of Rome (Napoléon II).. Bramsen 1125 // Capture of Vilnius. Bramsen 1156 // The French Ar,my at the Dniepr. Bramsen 1158 // Battle of Moscow. Bramsen 1162 // Entry of Napoléon into Moscow. Bramsen 1164 // The Eagle of France on the Volga. Bramsen 1166 // Retreat of the French Army from Russia. Bramsen 1168 // Founding of the École Francaise des beux arts in Rome. Bramsen 1178 // Monument on Mont-Cenis Decreed. Bramsen 1233 // Visit of Marie Louise to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 1303 // Victories of February 1814. Bramsen 1348 // Commemorating Franz I's Visit of the Paris Mint. Bramsen 1465 // Visit of Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia to the Paris Mint. Bramsen 1466 // Napoléon Taken Aboard the Bellerophon. Bramsen 1691.. Coins EF or better, some spots of verdigris. In a contemporary green case (110mm height, 235mm depth, 340mm width), with two brass handles and an opened brass lock, bearing the crowned and mantled coat-of-arms of Napoléon and the legend “MÉDAILLES RÈGNE DE NAPOLÉON/ GRATIUS SIBI ILLUM ESSE FACTURUM SI OBLIVISCI QUAM SI MEMINISSI DOCUISSET.” Inside, eight numbered trays, lined in pale green velvet, with space for coins in seven and the final tray open. The bottom of the interior has a sticker reading: A LA BOULE • D'OR/ Quai de l'Horloge, No. 67/ fabrique de gaînerie./ LAGROUS,/ Succr. de M. LÉVEILLÉ,/ à Paris. Lot also includes a includes 14 monochrome prints of the life of Napoléon from an uncertain Russian publication.

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A M. Legrous is known at 65 Quai de l'Horloge from a report on an adding machine he invented (Bulletin de la Société d'encouragement pour l'industrie nationale. Vol. 27, no. 294, December 1828, p. 394-7). Later, in a report on the 1867 Exposition Universelle, the Gellée brothers, leather case makers, are noted as having taken over the business from M. Lagrous in 1832 (Exposition universelle de 1867: Rapports du jury international, Volume 3 – Groupe III, Classes 14 a 26, 1867, p. 452). Combined with the presence of a medal produced by the Englishman J. Mudie in 1820, the period this collection was completed can be narrowed to sometime between 1820 and 1832.