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Napoleon Hat Sells for Nearly $2 Million in Paris

Napoleon Hat Sells for Nearly $2 Million in Paris


Napoleon’s hat auctioned for almost two million dollars in Paris. A French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s bicorne hat sold at a Paris auction house for a record 1.932 million euros. The auctioneer says that Napoleon had 120 such hats. A hat belonging to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte sold for a record 211,000 dollars at an auction in Paris on Sunday. This is a black bicorn hat.

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At Drott Auction House

The hat, which was sold at Drott auction house, was initially expect to fetch between six and eight million euros. The black cap also features a blue, white and red medallion with the colors of the French flag. The hat was previously own by French businessman Jean-Louis Noziz, who died last year. The auction house in Fontainebleau, south of Paris, did not identify the buyer of the hat.

South Korean Businessman

Another Napoleon hat was last bought in 2014 by a South Korean businessman for 1,884,000 euros, breaking the previous record, an auction house official said. Auctioneer Jean-Pierre Ossant told Reuters the hat was a trademark for Napoleon, who owned 120 such hats in his lifetime.

DNA Evidence that it Belonged to Napoleon

“This hat is part of the image that they created for themselves,” Ossant told Reuters in an interview. He also said that Napoleon wore his hat in such a way that its corners were always in line with his shoulders, whereas most people in that era wore their hats with the corners facing forward and backwards. Napoleon’s hats are often auction off. Another hat he discover was auction at Bonhams in London in October 2021, along with DNA evidence that it belong to Napoleon.

French Revolution

During the French Revolution, Napoleon was a prominent figure. Before serving as emperor in 1804, he also serve as consul and led armies across much of Europe after the establishment of the empire. A new movie base on his life is set to hit theaters in a few days, with actor Joaquin Phoenix playing Napoleon.

According to me However, I think some things that are related to the history of any nation are heritage and conservative nations know how to protect their heritage.

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