French Restoration Period Iron Mourning Ring Honoring Napoleon
Rare French iron ring with intaglio of Napoleon with the words “La France en deuil”, roughly “France is in mourning” Circa 1821. An interesting and rare iron ring. The amount of Napoleonic memorabilia increased dramatically after the emperor's death. The case of Napoleon's death is also extremely charged, politically speaking. Napoleon was such an important political figure that his death would not just be the end of a human figure; it would be the end of a whole ideal, a regime, and a way of thinking. This is an interesting piece of political history.
Size 11, Not easily sized.