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Cylindrical; green, with central laurel wreath, crown at top, "N" in center. Guilded bamboo border. Sides: green with gilded bellflower motif. Base: flanged with red interior. Lid: domed, with profile of Napoleon on horseback with spread eagle above. White star border.
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figure- and animal-derived motifs
wreaths (costume accessories)
In center: N [for Napoleon] Writing around edge worn; illegible.
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),
1.688 (H), 5.688 (diameter) (inches)
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan