The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean Ducrollay (c. 1710 - 1787) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1744
  • Gold and enamel
  • Object size: 3.2 x 7.6 x 5.8 cm
    Weight: 159.2 g
  • Maker's mark: 'J. D.' under a heart, mark of Jean Ducrollay, goldsmith registered in Paris, 26th July 1734 - 12 December 1761. Recorded later as a negociant until 1771.
    Warden's mark: 'C'. Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris. 6th July 1744-26th November 1745.
  • G4
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • duc d'Aumont, sale, Paris, 12-21 December 1782, lot 415: "Une Boette d'or, forme du coquille, émaillée à plumes de paon" [A Gold Box in the form of a scallop-shell, enamelled with peacock's feathers]. Bought Bosse for 856 livres. Acquired by 1872