The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Louis Roucel (+1787) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1770 - 1771
  • Gold and enamel, chased
  • Object size: 3.8 x 8.9 x 6.2 cm
    Weight: 267.5 g
  • Maker's mark: 'L. R.'
    Warden's mark: Crowned 'g' for 1770-1
    Discharge mark: For fermier Henri Clavel (1781-89)
    Discharge mark: A head of a bird, for Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Charge mark: For fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-74)
    Inscription: 'Roucel orfe du Roy à Paris'
    Warranty mark: Two eagles 1838 or later
  • G50
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Oval snuff box of gold with green enamel, and decorated with pilasters. The lid depicts a man presenting flowers to a seated woman, and a man and woman beside them. The bottom shows a man making amorous advances to a woman playing a flute.