On 2 December 1804, Napoléon I was crowned Empereur of the French.
|Le Sacre de Napoléon by Jean-Louis David 1806-1807|
|Napoléon by Jean-Louis David 1805|
For the occasion, Napoléon wore a laurel crown made of gold.
This one of a kind clay pipe, signed Villers, undoubtedly commemorates the event.
|Napoléon with Laurel Crown, red clay pipe, signed Villers |
Courtesy Piasa-Mazaleyrat Collection