Antique collectors should be must interested in this item – a wine glass which is thought to have belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte. The item will be up for grabs at the Fine British and European Glass and Paperweights on June 15 at Bonhams in New Bond Street, London. The glass comes in a red-leather coated wooden case with gilded tool work. It will also feature a handwritten note that says ‘Wine Glafs of 1st Emperor Napoleon given to James C.Fyler Esqr. by the Count Strasoldo Governor of Elba in 1818 A.D’. There is circumstantial evidence that the glass and its case once belonged to the emperor and it is estimated to sell for a price starting from $3,277.
Written ByShilpa Pillai