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Emperor Napoleon III: C.3A-2021

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Emperor Napoleon III






White earthenware figure on horseback, moulded in parts. Painted with black and pink enamels, and gilt.

White earthenware figure on horseback, moulded in parts. Painted with black and pink enamels, and gilt. Pair with Empress Eugenie (C.3B-2021).

Emperor Napeoleon III, wearing uncoloured military uniform and hat, and black boots, sits astride his horse, right arm raised to his head in salute. His horse raises its front left leg. The base displays the word 'EMPEROR', moulded and picked out in gilt. The underside is concave and glazed. The back is flat and undecorated, with a vent hole towards the base.


History note: The collection of Sir Donald Sinden (1923–2014); sold by the Sinden estate at Cheffins, 13 September 2017 (lot 3). Purchased by the donor, Prof. Norman Hammond.

Legal notes

Given by Prof. Norman Hammond

Place(s) associated

  • Staffordshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2021-07-05) by Hammond, Prof. Norman


19th Century
Circa 1840 - Circa 1880

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Components of the work


Materials used in production

White earthenware

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.3A-2021
Primary reference Number: 305672
Object entry form: 518
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 11 August 2021 Updated: Wednesday 9 August 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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