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Speaking of Napoleon…

I am surprised that Josephine’s engagement ring from Napoleon was not already in some ¬†museum collection, but sometimes its amazing what is still out there… When I was growing up in Vancouver I knew a family whose dining room table … Continue reading

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Josephine Bonaparte’s engagement ring

The diamond and sapphire engagement ring Napoleon Bonaparte gave to Jos√©phine will go up for auction March 24 at the Osenat auction house in Fontainebleau, France with an estimate of $20,000. The gold ring is set with teardrop-shaped gems, a … Continue reading

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Napoleonic what-not…

As a former shoe curator and shoe author I do get more than my fair share of shoe-shaped objects as gifts: Christmas ornaments, paper clip holders, pie servers, tape dispensers, as well as shoe calendars, date books and note cards… … Continue reading

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