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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean Ducrollay (c. 1710 - 1787) , Goldsmith
  • Le Sueur (active between: 1750 -1761), Enameller, (one panel)
  • Paris, France
  • 1754 - 1755
  • Gold and enamel
  • Object size: 3.9 x 8 x 6 cm
    Weight: 208.9 g
  • Signature: Signed - LE Sueur
    Maker's mark: Includes two letters, second is 'D' and a heart above, mark of Jean Ducrollay, goldsmith registered in Paris, 26 July 1734 - 12 December 1761. Later recorded as a negociant until 1771.
    Warden's mark: 'O' of the Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris, 20 July 1754 - 12 July 1755.
    Charge mark: A head of an ox, for the sous-fermier Julien Berthe, Paris, 1 October 1750 - 1 October 1755
    Discharge mark: A shell, for the fermier Eloy Brichard and Etienne Somfoye, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1762.
    Mark: An indistinct mark, possibly the decharge for gold and silver coming from abroad of the regisseur des droits de marque Henry Clavel, Paris, 13 July 1780 - Septmeber 1782.
    Stamp: The number 267 is struck close to the hinge.
    Label: 'No.5 tab.orf fond Emaillé sujet Pastoral Pr Le sueur number 5' - Number 5, gold snuff box, the ground enamelled with a pastoral subject by Le Sueur.
  • G19
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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