Napoleon Bust Candle
Bust of Napoleon Candle by Cire Trudon.
As soon as the Consulate period started, Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) became aware of the importance of having his portrait shown to the French people. Thus, he initiated the edification of his own legend. After the Emperor’s death in 1821, The Second Empire (1852) made the imperial legend official with commissions of sculptures installed in public squares and paintings exhibited in museums. Nationalist fervor rose again in the 1890s and since then, he has not ceased to be a heroic figure.
Well aware of the richness of its history, Maison Trudon has asked the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (the French National Museum Council) to be granted the rights of reproducing some jewels from its Molding Workshop catalogue. This handmade wax bust of Napoleon is a commemoration to the rich history of France.
Size: 9" x 6" x 5"
Although the bust is adorned with a wick, it is usually meant to be collected rather than consumed.