The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean Moynat (active between: 1745-1761) , Goldsmith
  • After Sébastien Le Clerc (1637 - 1714)
  • Paris, France
  • 1752 - 1754
  • Gold with diamonds in silver settings.
  • Object size: 3.5 x 7 x 5 cm
    Weight: 172.5 g
  • Maker's mark: Includes 'J M' under a five pointed star, mark of Jean Moynat, Paris, 5 October 1745 until before 12 December 1761. Parisian type
    Warden's mark: 'M' of the Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris, 15 July 1752 - 10 July 1753.
    Warden's mark: 'N' of the Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris, 11 July 1753 - 19 July 1754.
    Charge mark: A head of an ox, for the sous-fermier Julien Berthe, Paris, 1 October 1750 - 1 October 1756.
    Mark: illegible mark.
    Discharge mark: A head of a hen, for the sous-fermier Julien Berthe, Paris, 1 October 1750 - 1 October 1756.
    Import mark: The French import mark for gold, 10 May 1838 - 1 September 1864.
    Tax mark: The tax mark for gold of at least 20 carat, Cracow, 1806-07. Struck twice
  • G16
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford or Sir Richard Wallace, by 1872.