The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Georges-Antoine Croze (active between: 1777-1790)
  • Paris, France
  • 1778 - 1779
    1776 - 1778 (plaques)
  • Gold, enamel and chalcedony
  • Object size: 3.9 x 8 x 5.8 cm
    Weight: 263 g
  • Maker's mark: 'G / C'
    Maker's mark: 'GA / C'
    Warden's mark: Crowned 'P' for 1778-9
    Warranty mark: Two eagle's head
    Charge mark: For fermier Jean-Baptiste Fouache (1775-81)
    Signature: 'CLACHANT˙LE JEUNE / 1776'
    Inscription: 'Du Petit Dunquerque' Engraved
  • G58
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Octagonal snuff box of gold and enamel over an engine-turned ground. Decorated with borders of red, green, turquoise-blue and white enamel. Framed in the lid, sides and bottom are cameo-like reliefs in white vitreous porcelain. Education of Cupid on lid.