The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean Frémin (active between: 1738-1786) , Goldsmith
  • After Alexandre-François Desportes (1661 - 1743), scenes
  • Paris, France
  • 1756 - 1757
  • Gold
  • Object size: 3.5 x 7 x 5 cm
    Weight: 150.4 g
  • Maker's mark: 'J F' over an eagle's head seen in profile. Mark of Jean Fremin, goldsmith registered in Paris, 24 September 1738 - 1786. Almost completely erased in the right-hand wall
    Warden's mark: 'Q' of the Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris, 20 July 1756 - 15 July 1757. Almost completely erased in the right-hand wall
    Charge mark: A head of an ox, for the sous-fermier Julien Berthe, Paris, 1 October 1750-51 - October 1756. Almost completely erased in the right-hand wall
    Discharge mark: A shell, for the fermier Eloy Brichard and Etienne Somfoye, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1762.
    Mark: The French contingent mark for gold and silver on the market 'by chance' (literally par hazard) but not denoting any standard, 19 June 1798 - 31 August 1809.
  • G22
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • First recorded in Hertford House in 1890