soldier, toy
soldier, toy
soldier, toy

soldier, toy


Accession Number
A miniature French military standard-bearer carrying a French flag at his right, his white trousers with red flash below the crotch, brown puttees rising from black boots, his navy blue jacket with gold epaulettes over a white tunic with gold buttons, his scabbard and sword to his left side, his face with a black moustache, the soldier standing astride on a cast brown-coloured base.
This soldier is part of a boxed group of fourteen volontaires assault (assault volunteers) soldiers of the Revolutionary or Napoleonic Periods.

The CBG Mignot Company of France began manufacturing miniature soldier figurines in 1785 and are still in operation. The bodies of the figurines are solid lead, while the muskets are tin. The human heads are cast separately and soldered to the body. The standard height of figurines in this set is 54 mm.

The miniature soldiers that comprise the group of fourteen include 11 Troopers, 1 Officer, 1 Standard Bearer, and 1 Drummer.
History of Use
The donor purchased this set of toy soldiers at F.A.O. Schwarz Ltd., Fifth Ave., New York City.
8 x 2 cm
Metal, lead; Metal, tin; Paint
Brand Name
Volonbaires assaut (Assault Troops Volunteer)
Serial Number
Cast; Painted
Napoleonic Period or French Revolution
Country of Origin
Republic of France

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