We weren't invited to the wedding but it must have been quite the event.

This vintage medallion pin / brooch / pendant was made to commemorate the 1810 marriage of Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie Louise of Austria. Marie Louise was Archduchess of Austria, Princess of Hungary and Bohemia, Duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla, Empress of the French, and Queen of Italy...a very busy royal. She married Napoleon in 1810. Numerous medallions were produced to celebrate the royal wedding.

We don't know when this was made but believe it was mid 20th century. The medallion is silverplated on bronze (we can see a tiny bit of it coming through along Napoleon's shoulder). It measures 40mm which was the size of the original bronze medallions made in 1810. The medallion is in a silverplated frame holder which has both a secure pin on the back and a bail hook which can go over a chain.

The size of this piece is 2 1/4 inches across. It weighs 36.7 grams.

The front of the medallion shows conjoined busts of Napoleon and Marie Louise. The back shows figures of Napoleon and Marie Louise in regal garb clasping hands next to an altar. Words around the edge say...NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI. M. LOUISE D'AUTRICHE. I.AVRIL MDCCCX.

Slight wear to surface. Good detail. Overall in excellent vintage condition. Made to look very important...as if you had been at the wedding.

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ITEM ID
RL12145
TYPE
Costume, Estate
COLOR
Silver
STYLE
Mid-Century
ITEM SIZE
2 1/4 inches
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
MATERIAL
Bronze, Copper, Silver Plate

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Large 1810 Napoleon Wedding Medallion Pin Brooch Pendant Commemorative

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