Imperial Eagle replica

    SKU: cmcn450370

    £850.00 Members' price *


    Especially available to order. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery.

    A replica of the grand Imperial Eagle scupture, which was designed by the French sculptor Chaudet in 1804 and carried into battle during the Napoleonic Wars as a symbol of heraldry.

    The Imperial Eagle has long-been associated with military victories. It was the emblem of the Roman Empire. Similarly, Napoleon (the first emperor of France) used it as a symbol during the Napoleonic Wars of 1803–1815 when he fought to restore the power of his empire. This Imperial Eagle sculpture (of which this is an exact replica) sat on top of the flagpoles which the Napoleon Army carried into battle.

    The sculpture was designed by the French sculptor Chaudet in 1804, but it's formation in gilt bronze was entrusted to the famous bronzier Thomire. In 1811, in order to reduce the excessive weight, it was decided that instead of being full the eagles were to be made hollow. This was achieved by assembling two welded plates.

    A striking historical ornament.


    Product code: cmcn450370
    World culture: Renaissance Europe
    Materials: Metal alloy, marble base
    Details: Moulded from the original
    Size: 25cm (tall) 25.5cm (wide) 8cm (thick)
    Weight: 1.8kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

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