Antique Napoleon Ii France Limoges Victorian Neiman Marcus Porcelain Handpainted


Antique Napoleon Ii France Limoges Victorian Neiman Marcus Porcelain Handpainted

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Antique Napoleon Ii France Limoges Victorian Neiman Marcus Porcelain Handpainted:
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This Lovely And Beautifully Handpainted Porcelain/Medallion of Napoleon II, famous Imperial Duke of

Reichstad (1811-1832),

Expensive gifts were lavished upon the little king, as well as a large retinue of servants. Napoleon doted on the boy. He enjoyed being with him,

in contrast to Marie Louise, who loved her son but seemed afraid to handle him.

One day the Emperor took the little king in his arms after his breakfast, as was his custom, caressed him, played some little tricks on him,

and said to the Empress, turning toward her, ‘Here! Kiss your son!’ I do not remember now whether the Empress kissed the prince,

but she replied in a tone almost of repugnance and disgust, ‘I do not see how anybody can kiss a child.’ The father was very different;

he never stopped kissing and caressing his beloved son.

[Napoleon] would place his Majesty the King of Rome in front of a looking-glass and make faces at him. If the little fellow – frightened

at the sight – cried, Napoleon would pretend to scold him: ‘How, sir, you are crying! What, a king, and crying! Fie, fie, how shocking!’

Once he thrust his hat on the child’s head so that it came down over his nose and also buckled his sword round him. He laughed heartily

when the little feet got into difficulties with the long sword and the baby tottered comically from side to side.

The child’s favourite toys were Flags, trumpets, drums and a large toy horse with a red velvet saddle. Napoleon’s sister Caroline sent

the boy a small caleche driven by two lambs, which he drove along the walks at the Tuileries. Napoleon fitted him with a

Mameluke costume and a uniform of the National Guard. Napoleonplanned to build an elaborate palace for the King of Rome, across the

river where the Eiffel Tower now stands.

This golden world came crashing down in 1814. The last time little Napoleon saw his father was on January 24 of that year.

He was not yet three years old. When Napoleon abdicated on April 4, he named his son the new Emperor of the French. The child

in theory gained the title Napoleon II. However, the coalition partners who defeated Napoleon refused to allow junior to become

his father’s successor. On April 6, Napoleon was compelled to abdicate unconditionally, renouncing his and his

descendants' rights to the French throne.



was held on 9 June 1811 in ce,
Gently displayed in a smoke-free, pet-free, as well as out of any and all sunlight.

Antique Napoleon Ii France Limoges Victorian Neiman Marcus Porcelain Handpainted:
$75

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