The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Paul Robert (1720-1779) , Goldsmith
  • After François Boucher (1703 - 1770), scenes
  • Paris, France
  • 1759 - 1760
  • Gold and enamel
  • Object size: 3.5 x 7 x 5.1 cm
    Weight: 162.3 g
  • Maker's mark: 'P R' and between them a cinquefoil slipped. Mark of Paul Robert, goldsmith registered in Paris, 4 August 1747 until 24 August 1779. Mark almost totally erased in the lid and base.
    Warden's mark: 't' of the Maison Commune. The wardens mark for gold, Paris, 13 July 1759 - 11 July 1760.
    Charge mark: A harrow, the charge for the fermiers Eloy Brichard and Etienne Somfoye , Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1762.
    Discharge mark: A shell, the decharge for gold works of the fermiers Eloy Brichard and Etienne Somfoye, Paris, 1 October 1756 - 1 October 1762.
    Mark: Inscribed 'XI'
  • G30
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Acquired by 1872