Old Dresden Scheibe-Alsbach General Exelmans Figurine

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 02, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House
This is an antique porcelain figurine, hand painted, by Scheibe Alsbach, Germany. It depicts the French General Exelmans standing proudly in his uniform with his sword at his side. The bottom is marked with the blue crossed lines thru an S and GERMANY. Impressed numbers 14 and 12753. Also impressed in the bottom is his legend, its not in English so all I can make out are the years 1812 and 1851. He is in mint condition and stands 9.25" high. I don't know anything about him, but I found some info which I have added below. This would look great with your Napoleon soldier collection! From the Memoirs of General Baron de Marbot:
Our new brigade commander, General Wathiez, was able during the these various actions to win the affection and regard of the troops. As for the divisional commander, General Exelmans, we knew only his reputation in army circles which was that of a man of outstanding bravery; but he was also regarded as being somewhat unreliable. We had proof of this in an event which occurred at the re-commencement of hostilities.

At a time when the division was carrying out a withdrawal, to which my regiment was giving cover, General Exelmans, on the pretext that he was about to lay a trap for the Prussian advance guard, ordered me to place at his disposal my elite company and 25 of my best marksmen, whom he put under the command of Major Lacour; then he put the

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