The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Louis Roucel (+1787) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1767 - 1768
  • Gold, enamel and turtleshell, piqué and chased
  • Object size: 3.8 x 7.6 x 5.8 cm
    Weight: 177.8 g
  • Maker's mark: 'L.R'
    Warden's mark: Either 'E' for 1768-9 or 'C' for 1766-7
    Charge mark: For fermier Jean-Jacques Prévost (1762-68)
    Discharge mark: A head with a helmet, perhaps for fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Date mark: 'D', for 1767-8
    Discharge mark: a lyre for fermier Henri Clavel (1781-89)
    Date mark
    Mark: a spade
  • G41
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Rectangular snuff box, in gold with vertical walls and mounted with panels of lacquer. Borders decorated with a Greek key. Panels with trees, plants and flowers.