Napoleon Bonaparte faience toby jug produced by Desvres circa 1910. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was the Emperor of France from 1804 to 1814 and again in 1815. He led France in the Napoleonic Wars seizing control of most of Europe before being defeated at the Battle of Waterloo and exiled. In this jug he is observing the battle raging before him with his spy glass in right hand the latest orders in his left and a damaged canon at his feet. He is marked with intertwined initials.