Snuff box in gold with miniatures of Zenaide and Carlotta

Daniele Saint, Tabacchiera in oro con miniature di Zenaide e Carlotta, 1809-1819
Author: 

Daniele Saint (1778 - 1847)

Type: 
Instrument, tool, product
Year: 
1809-1819
Material and technique: 
Gold
Inventory: 
inv. mn 158

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Sala I

The first two rooms, divided only by a marble balustrade, form a unique area dedicated to the splendour of the First Empire (1804-1814). Here are collected the large canvases which depict numerous members of the imperial families in noble and conventional poses. Next to these official portraits, commissioned by Napoleon after his consecration as emperor, are displayed the private portraits, which, through the waxesof Giambattista Santarelli, enamel miniatures, cameos by Nicolò Morelli, and snuff boxes, give a more intimate portrait of the Bonaparte family’s history.

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