Serving Spoon from Napoleon's Commissary

Serving Spoon from Napoleon's Commissary

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Description
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.
Object Name
Spoon, Stirring
place made
France
Physical Description
copper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm
ID Number
CL.393344
accession number
202490
catalog number
393344
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. George Bullock-Willis
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Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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