The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean-Marie Tiron (active between: 1748 - 1773) , Goldsmith , (called Tiron de Nanteuil, or Tiron le cadet)
  • Paris, France
  • 1757 - 1758 or 1759 - 1760
  • Gold
  • Object size: 4.2 x 7.9 x 3.9 cm
    Weight: 155 g
  • Maker's mark: Three letters including 'M' in middle and 'T' below and a triangle. Mark of Jean-Marie Tiron (called Tiron de Nanteuil or Tiron le Cadet), goldsmith registered in Paris 27 November 1748 until before November 1773; this mark used until 11 December 1761.
    Warden's mark: Probably 't' of the Maison Commune 1759-60 or possibly 'r'. Wardens mark for gold, Paris, 13 July 1795 - 11 July 1760.
    Charge mark: A harrow, The charge for gold for the fermier Eloy Brichard and Etienne Somfoye, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1762.
    Discharge mark: A shell, for the fermier of Eloy Brichard and Etienne Somfoye, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1762.
    Stamp: 'No. 928'
  • G26
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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