Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Napoleon as a hitching post


Figural, painted cast iron coming up for sale at the Pook & Pook auction on May 5, featuring the collection of Mr. and Mrs. James Grievo. Mr. Grievo is a New Jersey antiques dealer. The description says the hitching post cap is "mid 19th c., in the form of a bust of Napoleon with finely detailed hair and piercing eyes above shoulders with epaulets and the initials M &W below the chin." It's 8 inches high.

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