The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean-François Breton (1713 - c. 1791) , Goldsmith
  • Henry Bone (1755 - 1834), Painter, (miniature)
  • Paris, France
  • c. 1770 - 1771
  • Gold and enamel, chased and engraved
  • Object size: 3.5 x 8.3 x 6.7 cm
    Weight: 200.7 g
    Object size: 4.5 x 3.8 cm, miniature
  • Maker's mark: Part of a crowned Fleur de Lys, 'J', a five pointed star below which is a third letter possibly 'B', and an illegible letter, for J-F Breton
    Warden's mark: 'G' for 1770-1
    Charge mark: For fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Discharge mark: A head with a helmet, for fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Inscription: 'Ninon de Lenclos Painted by Henry Bone A.R.A., Enamel painter to His R.H. the Prince of Wales Feby. 1807'
    Date mark: Illegible
    Warranty mark: A head of an eagle, for 1838 or later Struck twice
    Inscription: '66'
  • G51
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Oval snuff box in gold, set with a miniature of Ninon de Lenclos painted on the enamel of lid with two putti on top of frame. She has brown hair and eyes, and wears a blue dress. Box decorated with border of acanthus tips and the inside with foliage.