"Imperial Provenance: Napoleon III. Copper Skillet."Sugar pan, copper. Wooden handle turned. Struck under an imperial crown: N for Napoleon III. Located: St CLOUD and the 1866 vintage. Built on a strategic site, overlooking the seine west of Paris, the castle of St CLOUD embellished and expanded since the sixteenth century. Its illustrious owners: Louis XIV, the Duke of Orleans, Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon 1st, Louis XVIII, Charles X, Louis-Philippe left their mark. Summer residence of Napoleon III, it will be occupied by the Prussians during the siege of Paris and burned on October 14, 1870, then razed. This skillet, spared in the kitchen, is therefore a rare vestige of this tragic and fatal event. In this regard, we will never deplore the great misery of the kitchens of private and national castles, except Chambord, Chenonceau and a few other houses, which have created or enriched the furniture of their kitchens. Most often one can only observe a distressing void or an accumulation of mediocre or late objects. All these castles do not even have the excuse of having been ravaged by wars, their owner or curator bears the responsibility. Diameter: 17 cm. Height: 11.5 cm. Total length: 41 cm. 19th century. Very beautiful state. An inner tinning, made subsequently is not consistent with the primary use of this sugar pan. See additional information on: http://antiquites-lauginie.fr Free shipping by COLISSIMO for metropolitan France.