Rare Antique 19th century French second Empire Napoleon III period Cantinière Wooden Tonnelet canteen and shoulder – belt. An oval wooden barrel bound by four hand hammered iron hoops, painted with tricolours, with a brass grenade on the centre. Large brass movable suspension loops, with the original white leather shoulder-belt, adorned with two brass grenade badges, chain and lion mask attachments. The back of the belt is embossed with regimental markings.
CONDITION: Untouched original condition, with a pleasing patina retaining most of the original paint, missing the tap and two brass buttons on one side of the belt.
MEASUREMENTS: Dimensions of the canteen: length: 24 cm (9 1/2 in). height inclusive. 21.5 cm (8 1/2 in).
A similar French Cantinière from the famous Doctor Raymond Wargnier collection of Napoleonic Militaria, is published in the Sotheby’s catalogue: Belles Armes Anciennes Casques et Objets Militaires MONACO Lundi 23 Avril 1990. Placed as the first item in the sale, with the lot Number 701, at a price of FF6.000-7.000 (22 years ago).
ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE AUTHENTIC ANTIQUES, AND NOT REPRODUCTIONS.
ALL OUR ARTIFACTS ARE ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.