The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean-Marie Tiron (active between: 1748 - 1773)
  • Paris, France
  • 1767 - 1769
  • Gold, chalcedony and enamel, painted and chased
  • Object size: 3.9 x 8 x 5.7 cm
    Weight: 245.2 g
  • Maker's mark: Possibly 'J T'
    Maker's mark: 'Tiron' with one grain above
    Warden's mark: Crowned 'D' of 1767-8
    Warden's mark: Crowned 'E' of 1768-9
    Discharge mark: A soldier's head with hemet, for fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Charge mark: For Jean-Jaques Prévost (1762-68)
    Signature: 'J.C.'
    Inscription: 'Garnie'
    Charge mark: For Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Mark: A shoe, for fermier J.P. Fouache (1775-81) Counter mark
  • G45
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Snuff box in gold and chalcedony with enamel panels painted with people in landscapes and with animals. Panels are framed with garlands of foliage tied with ribbon. Lid with two lovers seated in a landscape. Base restored, probably nineteenth-century.