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A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER-GILT WINE COASTERS FROM THE BORGHESE SERVICE

Silver gilt
Florence circa 1825
Maker’s mark of Scheggi Brothers
 
Diameter: 4 ¾ in (12 cm)
Weight: 560 g

The coat-of-arms are those of Borghese as borne by Prince Camilo Borghese 
 
Circular, the border pierced with anthemia and hippocampi, engraved with a princely coat-of-arms, marked on side

Additional Images Provenance

The Borghese Palace Sale, Giacomini and Capobianchi, Rome, 28 March – 9 April 1892

Description

Camillo Borghese was born in Rome, the son of the pro-Napoleon Marcantonio Borghese, 5th Prince of Sulmona, and brother of Francesco (1776–1839), Prince Aldobrandini. He entered France's service in 1796. He became the second husband of Napoleon's sister Pauline Bonaparte in 1803 (after the death of her first husband, Charles Leclerc).
He was made a prince of the French Empire in 1804, a troop-commander in the Imperial Guard in 1805, and soon afterwards oberst (and later division general). He became the duke of Guastalla in 1806, and commander of 27th and 28th Division of the French Army in 1809.
 
Luigi & Vicenzo Scheggi were suppliers of the dranducal court, and amongst the most renowned establishments in Florence
 

A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER-GILT WINE COASTERS FROM THE BORGHESE SERVICE Reference: 23135.1