A French Empire Gilt Copper Medallion by Henrionnet Depicting a Classical Portrait

A French Empire Gilt Copper Medallion by Henrionnet Depicting a Classical Portrait

1800 to 1900 France

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A French Empire Gilt Copper Medallion by Henrionnet Depicting a Classical Portrait
Profile of Louis Antoine Duc D’Angoulleme
The reverse inscribed ‘A La Glorie de l’Armée Française 1825’ within two laurel wreaths. Contained in an original red leather silk lined box
Circa 1825

Size: 5cm dia., 1cm high – 2 ins dia., ¼ ins high
Provenance: Ex European collection
The gilt medallion opens to reveal 22 printed paper roundels that describe the French war in Spain together with the names of the officers involved and distinguished in the conflict. The first roundel reading: ‘Précis de la Guerre d’Espagne d’apres les rapports officials jusqu’a la deliverance du Roi Ferdinard’.
Dimensions
Diameter 5.00 (1.97 inches)
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