The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Mathieu Coiny (active between: 1723-1788) , Goldsmith
  • Adrien-Jean Maximilien Vachette (1753 - 1839), Repaired by, after 1819
  • Paris, France
  • 1763 - 1764
    after 1819 (repaired)
  • Gold and enamel, painted and chased
  • Object size: 4.2 x 8.5 x 6.4 cm
    Weight: 240.4 g
  • Mark: 'AV' beneath two grains de remède flanking a cock, all in a diamond shaped compartment for Adrien-Jean Maximilien Vachette (working 1779-1839) Parisian post-revolutionary type
    Maker's mark: Partly illegible, first letter 'M' and a quince and stalk possibly for Mathieu Coiny (active 1755-88) Parisian type
    Warden's mark: 'Z' of the Maison Commune 1763-4
    Charge mark: Two bay leaf branches, for Jean-Jacques Prévost (1762-68)
    Mark: A baby's head with '2' under his left ear in a contour shaped compartment
    Export mark: A small cow
    Excise mark: Profile head of a bearded and long-haired old man (Sardanapalus) in an oval compartment, for 1819 to 1838
    Mark: A rearing Pegasus with '2' beneath his belly in a hexagonal compartment, second standard mark for 1819 to 1838
    Small guarantee mark: Eagle's head in profile, for 1838 to 1847 Punched twice
    Mark: A bull charging and '3' above his back, third standard mark for 1819 to 1838
  • G37
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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