Museum number:

APM 15.102


porcelain pipes


tobacco pipe


seated Napoleon on a tree stump


Tobacco pipe made of porcelain with figural bowl, flat base and up going stem with thin cuff band. Bowl emperor Napoleon I sitting on a tree trunk, arms folded in front of the chest, head the transverse two-sided stitch that forms the lid of the pipe, secured by a brass chain with pin. Pedestal left a leaf branch and a porcelain eye for a metal saber. Painting in natural colours with green coat, white pants, black boots, the tree trunk brown. Brass lock chain on cuff, bowl rim and head. Saber of silver.


Period 1820 - 1840


BowlHeight4.92 in (12.5 cm)
Width2.17 in (5.5 cm)
StemLength2.36 in (6 cm)
Pipe type stub stemmed pipe
Pipe shape figural
Materialporcelain (ceramic)
Techniqueslip cast
Other materialsbrass (metal)
Finish glazuur, meerkleuren
Traces of use gerookt
Region internationalWestern Europe
Region nationalThuringia (?)
Year 1996
Provenance Parijs, collectie Bertrand Lazard, 1977-1996
Versailles, Hotel des Cheveau l'égers, 1977, lot 271. Lot composé de divers encriers (planche II). Opbrengst Ffr. 610 (Dfl. 215,-)
Gekleed in het kostuum van de aanvoerder van de Chasseurs à cheval de la Garde.
Benjamin Rapaport, A complete guide to collecting Antique Pipes, Exton, 1979, p 212 (re.o). Identiek exemplaar collectie Dunhill. Collectie Hubert Auffève. Identiek stuk in blanc de Chine.
Versailles, Hotel des Chevau'légers, 1977, lot 271 Lot composé de divers encriers (planche II). Opbrengst FF 610.
Pierre Faveton, Autour du tabac: tabatières, pipes, cigares, allumettes et briquets. Paris, 1988. p 28. Twee identieke stukken uit de collectie van de BibliothÚque municipale, Grasse (polychroom en blanc de Chine).
D.H. Duco, Van vorstengeschenk tot volksobject; De historie van de porseleinen tabakspijp. Vormen uit Vuur, Mededelingenblad Nederlandse Vrienden van de Ceramiek, /165, 1998. p 39, afb 12. Dit exemplaar.
Amsterdam, Pijpenkabinet, permanente presentatie, zaal, vitrine 7, v.a. 2001.

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