Beautiful troop headdress cockade in the... - Lot 195 - Pichon & Noudel-Deniau (Azur Enchères)

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Beautiful troop headdress cockade in the... - Lot 195 - Pichon & Noudel-Deniau (Azur Enchères)
Beautiful troop headdress cockade in the colors of the Principality of Elba (1814-1815). Fully embroidered: -in the center, a red circle. -on the circumference of a border of ivory thread, embroidered with three bees. Diameter: 90 mm. Presented under glass, encircled by gilded brass, in a frame marked in gold "COCARDE de L'ILE D'ELBE ADOPTEE PAR L'EMPEREUR de 1814 à 1815". Frame: 17 x 16 cm. B.E. Related work: A few rare examples, mostly of officers, One of the Emperor in silk, with bee motifs embroidered in gold canetille (former collection of the Musée des Souverains). Another in silk and silver thread, with bee motifs embroidered in gold thread. Very few Elbois cockades have survived. History: The cockade takes up the colors and symbolism of the flag of the Principality of Elba, adopted in May 1814: white divided by a red stripe adorned with three golden bees. Perhaps the most significant episode in the history of the cockades occurred on March 1, 1815, when Emperor Napoleon I and his troops abandoned them at the sight of Golf Juan to revert to the French national colors, to the general euphoria. Expert | Cabinet Jean-Claude Dey
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