Serving Spoon from Napoleon's Commissary


This serving spoon is believed to be from Napoleon’s commissary, a detail of his army responsible for supplying necessary food rations and supplies. After his accession to power in 1799, Napoleon appointed Pierre Daru as Chief Commissary to the Army of the Reserve and later La Grande Armee, which defeated the Austrian Empire and Russia in 1805.

Place Made: France

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Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. George Bullock-Willis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.393344Accession Number: 202490Catalog Number: 393344

Object Name: Spoon, Stirring

Physical Description: copper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm


Record Id: nmah_1174965

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