The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean Georges (+1765) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1757 - 1758
  • Gold
  • Object size: 4.2 x 8 x 6 cm
    Weight: 259.9 g, with snuff
  • Maker's mark: 'J' and another illegible letter, with a five-pointed star between them, mark of Jean George, goldsmith registered in Paris, 24 January 1752 - 8 June 1765.
    Charge mark: A harrow, for the fermier Eloy Brichard, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1759.
    Warden's mark: 'R' of the Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris, 16 July 1757 - 20 July 1758.
    Stamp: Numbered '671'
    Discharge mark: A small cow, The decharge mark for gold exported from France, Paris, probably from 1 September 1733 - 18 November 1774.
    Inscription: 'GEORGE A. PARIS'
  • G27
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Acquired by 1872.