A reader has this beautiful vintage cognac bottle at home: Rouyer, Guillet, Genuine Napoléon, 1811. The bottle is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. This bottle was purchased for $10.00 at an estate sale in Westport, CT. around 1977-79. The woman running the sale unfortunately began to “clean” the bottle with a damp rag before being told to stop. Thus, most of the dust and a couple flakes of wax from the cork area were removed.
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The label reads: Genuine Napoléon – [Image of Napoleon] 1811- Rouyer, Guillet & Co. – Established 1801
Shoulder-button: wax-embossed “N”
Nothing else – not even glass mold marks.
There is an image of Napoleon within a pair of curved laurel leaves or somesuch, above the “1811.”
Tax labels, revenue, signs or similar: No, nothing but the label and embossed “N”.
How has the bottle been stored:
- In a dry place
- In a cellar
- Up-right standing
Some more information about the bottle:
- Cork is protected by a wax seal
The level of the cognac: Mid shoulder: the level of cognac has reached the middle of the shoulder.
Our reader would like to sell this bottle of Genuine Napoléon – 1811- Rouyer, Guillet & Co. – Established 1801.
Please make your offers, ask questions or inform us about this bottle – give your opinion.
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