An Early 19th Century Pressed Horn Snuff Box in the Form of Napoleon's Bicorn Hat, "Napoleon au Mont St Bernard", after Jacques-Louis David. The other side of the snuff box shows the red, white and blue cockade, a symbol worn by ordinary people during the French Revolution.
This snuff box celebrates the crossing of the Alps from France into Italy of La Grande Armee, led by Napoleon Bonaparte and General Berthier in May 1800. This was an extremely difficult crossing, made even harder with snow and the amount of artillery and equipment that had to be hauled. This crossing was followed in June by The Battle of Marengo.
In very good condition with moderate surface wear commensurate with age.
Approximate weight is 36 grams.
Approximate dimensions are 8 cm length, 4.5 cm height and 2.2 cm depth.