The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Mathieu Coiny (active between: 1723-1788) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1766 - 1767
  • Gold and enamel, engraved and chased
  • Object size: 3.5 x 6.2 x 5.1 cm
    Weight: 154.4 g
  • Maker's mark: 'M' with a dot above
    Maker's mark: 'M C'
    Warden's mark: Crowned 'C', for 1766-7
    Charge mark: Fermier mark for Jean-Jaques Prévost (1762-68)
    Discharge mark: A head of a dog for Jean-Jaques Prévost (1762-68)
    Warranty mark: A head of an eagle for 1838-47
  • G43
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Rectangular snuff box in gold, decorated with borders of flowers an leaves in three-coloured gold between enamel sections. Lid painted with a girl offering flowers to a statue of Cupid on a pedestal. Bottom with a girl decorating a statue with flowers.