Unique article on Napoleon tobacco pipes
28 August 2013
Curator Don Duco recently finished an article with the title: Napoleon tobacco pipes: political statement or fashion item? It is an homage to the French collector Daniel Mazaleyrat. Acquisitions from his famous collection of figural clay tobacco pipes made it possible to present a fresh view on the French politically engaged tobacco pipes. All portrait pipes of Emperor Napoleon I and his grandson Napoleon III appear in chronological order. Duco researches why these pipes were produced and for which target group. In doing so the article connects the production and consumption side of this typical nineteenth century utensil.