The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Probably Pierre-François Drais , Goldsmith
  • Probably J. de Gault, Painter, (miniatures)
  • Paris, France
  • 1774 - 1775
  • Gold, enamel and gouache, chased and engraved
  • Object size: 3.2 x 7 x 5.4 cm
    Weight: 140.4 g
  • Maker's mark: probably for Pierre-François Drais
    Warden's mark: 'L', for 1774-5
    Discharge mark: A monkey's head, for fermier Jean-Baptiste Fouache (1775-81)
    Charge mark: For fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Charge mark: Half of crossed L's, for Jean-Baptiste Fouache (1775-81)
    Warranty mark: Two eagles
    Mark: Crossed L's, for fermier J.B. Fouache 1775-81
  • G53
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Anatole Demidoff; his sale Paris, 16 January 1863 (39), bought by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford for 2,699fr.