Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Empress Joséphine Bonaparte's tiaras up for grabs

Tiaras believed to have been owned by Joséphine Bonaparte, the first wife of French Emperor Napoleon, are going on sale after 150 years in private hands. Combined, they are expected to fetch up to £500,000 ($682,000) at Sotheby's
Napoleon's lovelorn letters to Joséphine are renowned for their passion, and she has been depicted as a clever seductress who ultimately relinquished her marriage when she and the emperor were unable to produce an heir.