Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait

Napoléon’s signet ring

Napoléon’s signet ring

Etienne Nitot (today: Chaumet) - c. 1809

This is the only remaining example of ten similar rings commissioned by Napoléon. The Emperor gave this one to the Commander of his Honor Guard, Hans de Bruyère of Nimegue, during his honeymoon with Marie-Louise in September 1810.

Historical Provenance - Commander Hans de Bruyere family collection

10.5 Carat of diamonds with additional brilliants in gold

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A Traveling Exhibition from Russell Etling Company (c) 2011