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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean-Joseph Barrière (active between: 1763 - 1793) , Goldsmith
  • After François Boucher (1703 - 1770), (miniatures)
  • Paris, France
  • 1770 - 1771
  • Gold and enamel, chased, painted and chiselled
  • Object size: 2.5 x 5.8 x 4.2 cm
    Weight: 58.2 g
  • Mark: a levret for fermier Jean-Baptiste Fouache (1775-81)
    Maker's mark: 'JJB'
    Warden's mark: 'g' for 1770-1
    Discharge mark: For fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Charge mark: For fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Date mark: Illegible, perhaps 'g' for 1770-1
    Mark: '771'
    Warranty mark: An eagle's head, for 1838 or later
    Warranty mark: An eagle's head, for 1838 or later
  • G49
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Oval snuff box in gold with oval enamels. Decorated with husks, swags and pilasters. Lid in grisaille with painting of Cupid at an easel, an allegory of painting, and the bottom in grisaille with Cupid sculpting a head, an allegory of sculpture.