The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • After David Teniers the Younger (1610 - 1690), scenes
  • Paris, France
  • 1759 - 1760
  • Gold and enamel
  • Object size: 3.5 x 6 x 4.8 cm
    Weight: 102.8 g
  • Charge mark: A harrow, the charge for the fremiers Eloy Brichard and Etienne Somfoye, Paris, 1 October 1756 until 1 October 1762. Almost totally erased in the lid and in the front wall.
    Warden's mark: The wardens Maison Commune mark for gold, Paris, 13 July 1759 - 11 July1 760. Almost totally erased in the lid.
    Discharge mark: A shell, the fermier of Eloy Brichard and Etienne Somfoye, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1762.
    Mark: The french provincial third standard mark (poincon de titre) for gold, (18carat), 16 August 1819 - 9 May 1838.
    Small guarantee mark: An eagle's head in profile, the restricted warranty mark (petite garantie) for gold, Paris, 10 May 1838 - 31 December 1846.
    Discharge mark: A fly, The decharge mark for old work of the adjudicataire des fermes generales unies, Jean-Jacques Prévost, Paris, 1 October 1762 - 1 October 1768.
    Large guarantee: A bearded man's head in profile, all within an oval compartment. The French provincial large excise mark (poincon de garantie) for gold, Valognes, 16 August 1819 - 9 May 1838.
    Small guarantee mark: The restricted warranty mark (petite garantie) for gold, Paris, 10 May 1838 - 31 December 1846.
    Mark: Possibly the post-revolutionary unoffcial second standard mark for gold, probably of 20.25 carat with a tolerence of three grains, used in Paris between 1798 - 1838.
    Stamp: 'I' incuse. Roman numeral
  • G29
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Acquired by 1872