The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Possibly Pierre-Jean Briceau , Goldsmith
  • Possibly Pierre-Jean Bellanger (active between: 1754-1793), Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1758 - 1759
  • Gold and enamel
  • Object size: 3.3 x 7.9 x 4 cm
    Weight: 131.2 g
  • Maker's mark: Goldsmiths mark PJB, a crowned fleur-de-lys, and two grains de remede, probably for Pierre-Jean Bellanger, goldsmith registered in Paris, 14 April 1754 until at least 1793. Or possibly for Perrie-Jean Briceau, goldmsith regisitered in Paris, 7 February 1725 - until before the 12 December 1761.
    Warden's mark: 'S' of the Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris, 21 July 1758 - 13 July 1759.
    Charge mark: A harrow, for the fermier Eloy Brichard, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1759.
    Discharge mark: A shell, for the fermier Eloy Brichard and Ettienne Somfoye, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1762.
    Small guarantee mark: Eagle's head in profile, the restricted warranty mark (petite garantie) for gold, Paris, 1 January 1847 onwards. Struck twice
    Countermark: The countermark of the fermier general des fermes unies Jean-Jacques Prevost, Paris, 1 October 1762 - 1 October 1768.
  • G28
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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