The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean-François Breton (1713 - c. 1791) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1749 - 1750
  • Gold and enamel
  • Object size: 3.5 x 7 x 5.1 cm
    Weight: 178.2 g
  • Maker's mark: Mark of The letters 'J F' with 'B' below, and between them a five pointed star. Gold smith registered in Paris, 7 October 1737 until 1791. Parisian type
    Warden's mark: 'I' of the Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris, 1 October 1750 - 1 October 1756.
    Charge mark: An arm, for the sous-fermier Antoine Leschaudel, Paris, 13 October 1744 - 1 October 1749.
    Discharge mark: A head of a hen, for the sous-fermier Julien Berthe, Paris, 1 October 1750 - 1 October 1756.
    Small guarantee mark: Eagle's head in profile, the restricted warranty mark for gold, Paris, 10 May 1838 - 31 December 1846. The petite garentie for gold objects in Paris
    Inscription: 'No. 8 tab V6 / Le fond Emaillé / Sujet Pastorale' Inscribed on a rectangular piece of paper in faded ink
  • G9
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Samuel Addington by 1862. Acquired by 1872.