Consisting of punch-bowl, sugar basin, 2 salt cellars, 2 toast racks, 12 plates & 149 pieces of cutlery in the original case, formed part of a still larger service.

Each piece is decorated with the imperial arms, a crowned initial 'N', or other emblems.

Provenance

Commissioned by Emperor Napolean I. Full service sold on orders of Charles X in 1830 when it was purchased by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, half of it was sold on in 1919, now in Louvre.


National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1JF
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Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm 26 Dec and 1 Jan, 12 – 5pm Closed 25 Dec



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