The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Pierre-Étienne Buron (active between: 1735-1766) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1750 - 1751
    19th century (later additions)
  • Gold and enamel, painted, chiselled and engraved
  • Object size: 4.2 x 8 x 6 cm
    Weight: 218.5 g
  • Maker's mark: Includes 'PE' or 'PB' / 'B' and a five pointed star 'B' below and between letters, defaced
    Warden's mark: Top edge of a crown, of the Maison Commune
    Warden's mark: 'K' of the Maison Commune 1750-1751
    Charge mark: A head of an ox, for the sous-fermier Julien Berthe (1750-56)
    Discharge mark: A head of a hen, for the sous-fermier Julien Berthe (1750-56)
    Inscription: '392' Scratched
  • G13
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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