Set of 12 Decorative Porcelaine Plates from Sarreguemines Digoin, France - SOLD

Set of 12 Decorative Porcelaine Plates from Sarreguemines Digoin, France - SOLD

SOLD - The reputation of the faience of Sarreguemines requires no further endorsement. In two centuries time the small family venture, established during the Revolution, has gone a long way. Admirers of the lively and colourful pieces can be found all over the world. Paul Utzschneider and Paul de Geiger, real artists, have brought the small city to the top of the earthenware industry: from the 19th century Sarreguemines has provided the whole world with a vast collection of earthenware, vases, decorative flower pots, wall frescos, chimneys, and so on.

 

Napoleon’s 12 battlefields quotes:

 

1 - The Siege of Toulon (1793):“Général, demain vous coucherez dans Toulon” – “General, tomorrow you will sleep in Toulon”.

2 - The Battle of Bossano (1796):“Jamais sur aucun champ de bataille je n’éprouverai une pareille emotion” – “Never on any battlefield will I again feel such emotion”.

3 - The Battle of Rivoli (1797):“Avant trois mois, je briserai votre monarchie comme je brise cette porcelaine” – “Before three months, I will crush your monarchy like I crush this porcelaine”.

4 - The Campaign of Egypt and Syria (1798):“Soldats, du haut des pyramides, 40 siècles vous contemplent” – “Soldiers, from the top of the pyramids, 40 centuries are contemplating you”.

5 - The Battle of Marengo (1800):“Honneur au courage malheureux” – “I salute your courage, poor fellow”.

6 - The Battle of Hohenlinden (1800):“Soldats, souvenez-vous que j’ai pour habitude de coucher sur le champ de bataille!” – “Soldiers, remember that I spend nights on the battlefield!”.

7 - The Battle of Austerlitz (1805):“Voilà 3 mois que je n’habite pas d’autre palais (Napoléon et l’Empereur d’Autriche)” – “For the last three months, I have lived in no other palace but this one (Napoleon and the Austrian Emperor)”.

8 - The Battles of Jena and Auerstedt (1806):“Cette letter est la seule prevue que j’ai contre votre mari…Brûlez-la madame” – “ This letter is the only proof I have against your husband…Burn it, madam”.

9 - The Battles of Leipzig (1813):“Enfants! Je compte sur vous! Oui Sire, comme sur la vieille garde” – “ Children! I count on you! Yes Sir, like on the old guard”.

10 - The Battles of Montereau (1814):“Ne craignez rien, le boulet qui me tuera n’est pas encore fondu” – “Don’t worry! The cannon ball that will kill me as not been made yet”.

11 - The Farewell of Fontainebleau (1814):“Soldats, ne pouvant vous embrasser tous, j’embrasse votre Général; Venez Général Petit” – “Soldiers, I can’t kiss all of you, therefore I kiss your General; come General Petit”.

12 - The Flight of the Eagle/The Hundred Days (1815):“Soldats, s’il en est un parmi vous qui veut tuer son Empereur, le voici!” – “Soldiers, if any of you will shoot his Emperor, here I am”.

 

Price include wall hangers.

 

Dimensions: 18.5cm in diameter

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