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Sotheby’s: two Empress Josephine Bonaparte tiaras up for auction

Sotheby’s: two Empress Josephine Bonaparte tiaras up for auction

Sotheby’s will auction in London two tiaras that are thought to have belonged to Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and Empress of France. These extremely rare tiaras are exquisite examples of the finest French craftsmanship of the early 19th century. Made in Paris around 1808, they embody the charm of neoclassical […]