New York: (www.kvartha.com 08.12.2021) The sword and guns of the French emperor and military commander Napoleon Bonaparte went under the hammer for $ 29 million (approximately $ 21.88 million). Kevin Hogan, president of the Illinois-based auction house, said it was not clear who bought Napoleon’s sword and five guns at auction in 1799 and that they were sold over the phone on December 3.
Napoleon’s sword is the most important of these. The sword was made by Nicholas Noel, director of the Arms Factory in Versailles. It is believed that Napoleon presented the sword to Jean-Andos Junot after he was crowned emperor.
However, the general’s wife was forced to sell the sword to pay off her debts. It was later reclaimed by the London Museum. Its last owner was a U.S. collector. He had recently died.
The base price for the sword and five decorative guns initially ranged from $ 1.5 million to $ 3.5 million.
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