Newly discovered hat belonging to Napoleon comes to Hong Kong ahead auction in London

A hat with DNA evidence proving it belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte has gone on display at an auction house in Hong Kong. The item is being previewed at Bonhams in Hong Kong before it moves to Paris and then London, where it will be auctioned on October 27. The hat, one of the bicornes often seen in depictions of Napoleon on the battlefield, was purchased by its present owner at a small auction house in Germany before a DNA test showed the item had been worn by the French military leader. Experts expect the hat to fetch between £100,000 and £150,0000. Napoleon's famous hats were made by Poupart et Cie. of Paris from pure beaver fur felt.

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