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Marshal Jourdan's Baton 1804

Baton: wood, velvet, gold, thread. Case: red leather | 47.7 x 4.2 cm (whole object) | RCIN 61176

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A wooden baton covered in (now faded) blue velvet, applied with silver and gold threaded Imperial 'grand aigles' holding Jupiter's thunderbolts in their talons, gold ends and with a wooden core. Fitted in a red morroco leather box tooled with gilded 'grand aigles'.

The baton finials are stamped with the Paris assay and duty marks for the period 1798-1809.