Trudon

Napoleon

€150
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As part of its collaboration with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, the National Museums of France, Trudon offers wax reproductions of various colors of some of its jewels.

As soon as the Consulate period began, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) realized the importance of making himself known to the French. Therefore, he began the construction of his own legend. All supports were used, from sculptures to tobacco boxes or fans. The multitude of objects bearing the effigy of the Emperor or representing imperial symbols was an extraordinary propaganda tool for the Napoleonic legend. During the Restoration, however, the Bonapartists were forced into hiding, but their revenge consisted of scattering more and more seditious objects. The death of the emperor in 1821 made him less dangerous in the eyes of the royalists and copies representing his main actions were once again multiplied. The Second Empire (1852) reestablished official propaganda and helped expand the imperial legend with sculpture commissions installed in public squares and paintings exhibited in museums. Since then the effigy of the most famous emperor of all time has not ceased to be a heroic figure.

Napoleon is decorated with a wick like the other busts in the house, and it can be used as a candle, but more than lighting them, these candles are collectibles.

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