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Napoleon Bonaparte's physical objects will be for sale as NFT on Thursday

Napoleon Bonaparte's physical objects will be for sale as NFT on Thursday

The French art gallery Imperial Arts is organizing the first-ever auction of NFTs related to Napoleon Bonaparte's physical personal property, Finbold reports.

The unique auction commemorates the bicentennial of Napoleon I's death, as well as the 216th anniversary of the Battle of Austerlitz and the 217th anniversary of the emperor's coronation. Five historic objects will be sold online as part of the NFTs sale. A unique selection will be offered for sale through the digital platform OpenSea. This unique auction, organized by Imperial Arts, will feature the following items: Napoleon's cane, carved from whalebone by a Chinese craftsman on Saint Helena, the cane has a removable tip that allowed the emperor to point his armies on a map;A gold snuffbox belonging to Napoleon I, in excellent condition, signed by Jean-Baptiste Isabi, the greatest miniature portraitist of the Imperial era. Such objects are extremely rare; the only other artifacts of this kind are in the Château de Versailles or the Fontainebleau Museum; Napoleon I's own letter to Count Bertrand, his Grand Marshal du Palais, who faithfully followed Napoleon in exile; Napoleon I's imperial bust, the official image of the Emperor of the Empire, made in cast iron and attributed to Vivant Denon. Miniature portrait of Napoleon I, an ivory painting in a bronze case depicting Napoleon in the uniform of Colonel Garde chasseurs à cheval, by Robert Lefebvre. Tariq Bouguerira, founder of the Imperial Arts Gallery, said: “We are extremely proud to launch this ambitious and unique project in the art market, especially on such a special date as our three-year anniversary. Imperial Arts is now setting a milestone for what I believe will be our market in the future. I also hope that through this operation we can bring the passion for collecting art to a new audience”. According to the company, the NFC chips will be programmed by Arteïa and securely linked to the object with a paper certificate of authenticity provided by the gallery, which will be entered into a secure database on a blockchain.

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