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Nécessaire de voyage


Silver-gilt cream or milk jug from the nécessaire de voyage or travelling service assembled by Martin-Guillaume Biennais for Napoleon's sister, the Princess Pauline Borghese, possibly at the time of her marriage to Prince Camillo Borghese in 1803: French, Paris, by Marie-Joseph-Gabriel Genu and Martin-Guillaume Biennais, hallmarked 1798 - 1809, bequeathed to Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, in 1825

Museum reference



Decorative and Applied Art

Object name

Nécessaire de voyage, Travelling service, Cream jug, Milk jug

Production information

Genu, Marie-Joseph-Gabriel, c. 1763 - 1810, Silversmith
Paris, France, Western Europe
Biennais, Martin-Guillaume, 1764 - 1843, Silversmith
Paris, France, Western Europe


1798 - 1809



Physical description



Previous owner: Princess Pauline Borghese
Previous owner: Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, 1767 - 1852


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On display

national museum of scotland »
level 5 »
art, design and fashion, art of living


Acquired with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund

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