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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Adrien-Jean Maximilien Vachette (1753 - 1839) , altered by
  • Paris, France
  • c. 1819
  • Gold, lacquer, enamel, vellum and gouache, chased and painted
  • Object size: 3.5 x 8 x 5.8 cm
    Weight: 138.9 g
    Weight: 133.6 g, without miniature, glass and frame
  • Maker's mark: 'P T' and something illegible above Parisian type
    Maker's mark: A barrel with three humps Only upper part can be seen
    Warden's mark: 'F' of the Maison Commune 1746-7
    Charge mark: An arm, for the sous-fermier Antoine Leschaudel (1744-50)
    Date mark: 'E' of the Maison Commune 1745-6 For Paris 1745-6
    Inscription: 'Monsieur Vachette / Joaillier-Bijoutier' Originally the backing for the miniature. In ink
  • G7
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Rectangular snuff box, vertical walls. Mounted with pieces of black, gold lacquer. Decorated with curls, foliage against blue enamel. Lid with woman carrying a baby, surrounded by buildings, temple, hill, trees. Miniature inside of Princesse Marie-Josèphe de Saxe.