Writing Equipment “Sarcophagus of Napoleon”, around 1830

Since the beginning of the 19th century, the Royal Prussian Iron Foundry in Gleiwitz had been developing a wide range of everyday objects as well as decorative items made of cast iron. One of the curiosities among them is this writing equipment with a removable lid in the form of a sarcophagus. For inside, it does not only contain the inkwell and the caster for the sand, but also a figure of Napoleon Bonaparte lying on his deathbed.