The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Louis-Philippe Demay (active between: 1758-1772) , Goldsmith
  • After François Boucher (1703 - 1770), scenes
  • Paris, France
  • 1764 - 1765
  • Gold and enamel, chiselled, chased and engraved
  • Object size: 3.9 x 8.9 x 6.3 cm
    Weight: 203.8 g
  • Maker's mark: Defaced partly
    Maker's mark: Includes 'L', 'P' and 'D' between them below, and bushy-top tree Parisian type
    Warden's mark: 'A' of the Maison Commune 1764-5
    Charge mark: Two bay leaf branches, for sous-fermier Jean-Jacques Prévost (1762-68)
    Discharge mark: A head of a dog, for Jean-Jacques Prévost (1762-68)
    Discharge mark: A head of a boar, for Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Inscription: 'D69', '84. 0. 0. / 5' Scratched
    Small guarantee mark: square with shells for 1838 to 1847
    Stamp: '325'
    Small guarantee mark: Eagle's head in profile, for 1838 to 1847
    Mark: Illegible
    Label: Exhibition catalogue entry
  • G39
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Further Reading
  • Possibly Stanislaus Leczinski, King of Poland; Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford or Sir Richard Wallace, by 1872.