The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Paris, France
  • 1768 - 1775
  • Gold, ivory, turtleshell, glass and gouache, piqué painted, chased and engraved
  • Length: 7.6 cm
    Height: 3.2 cm
    Weight: 114.3 g
    Diameter: 6.6 cm
  • Maker's mark: Illegible
    Charge mark: for fermier Julien Alaterre, (1768-75)
    Discharge mark: for fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Date mark: 'I' for 1772-3 or 'J' for 1773-74
    Mark: head in a turban
  • G48
  • Reserve Gallery
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Circular snuff box of tortoiseshell inlaid with narrow bands of gold and mounted in gold. In the lid is a gouache painting in ivory of the game of Blind Man's Buff.