The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Noël Hardivilliers (1704 - 1779) , Goldsmith
  • Le Sueur (active between: 1750 -1761), Enameller
    After Carle Vanloo (1705 - 1765), scenes
  • Paris, France
  • 1757 - 1758
  • Gold and enamel
  • Object size: 3.5 x 7 x 5.1 cm
    Weight: 201.3 g
  • Maker's mark: 'N H' separated by a cock, mark of Noel Hardivilliers, goldsmith registered in Paris, 4 June 1729 - 16 October 1771.
    Warden's mark: 'R' of the Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris, 16 July 1757 - 20 July 1758.
    Charge mark: A harrow, for the fermier Eloy Brichard, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1759.
    Discharge mark: A shell, decharge for gold of the fermiers for Eloy Brichard and Etienne Somfoye, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1759.
    Warranty mark: A ram's head, the French provincial restricted warranty mark (petite garantie) for gold, 19 June 1798 - 31 August 1809.
    Warranty mark: A cock's head in profile, The restricted warranty mark (petite garantie) for gold, Paris, 16 August 1819 - 9 May 1838.
  • G24
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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Further Reading
  • Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford or Sir Richard Wallace, by 1872.