The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Louis Roucel (+1787) , Goldsmith
  • After Jean-Baptiste Pater (1695 - 1736), (miniatures)
  • Paris, France
  • 1777 - 1779
  • Gold and gouache on vellum, chased
  • Object size: 3.2 x 7.3 x 5.8 cm
    Weight: 134 g
  • Maker's mark: 'L.R.'
    Warden's mark: Crowned 'P' of 1778-9
    Warden's mark: Crowned 'O' of 1777-8
    Discharge mark: A monkey, for fermier Jean-Baptiste Fouache (1775-81)
    Mark: 'Roucel, orfe du Roy à Paris' Engraved
    Label: 'Sold. / 22-2-72' Inscribed in ink
    Charge mark: For fermier Jean-Baptiste Fouache (1775-81)
    Warranty mark: A ram's head, for 1819 to 1838
    Warranty mark: An eagle's head, for 1838 onwards
    Mark: Crossed hands
  • G57
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Oval snuff box in gold set with six gouache miniatures of Fêtes Galantes. The lid has 'Les Amants heureux' with two couples in a garden.