The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Probably Henri-Joseph van Blarenberghe (1741 - 1826) , Painter , (miniature)
  • Pierre-François Drais, Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1781 - 1783, miniatures 1782
    1782 (gouache)
  • Gold, gouache on vellum, chased and painted
  • Object size: 3.2 x 8.6 x 6.4 cm
    Weight: 165.6 g
    Image size: 5.3 x 7.4 cm, miniature on top
    Image size: 5.3 x 7.4 cm, miniature on bottom
    Image size: 2 x 4.9 cm, miniatures on the front and back
    Image size: 2 x 4.5 cm, miniatures on sides
  • Maker's mark: for Pierre-François Drais.
    Date mark: Crowned 's' for 1781-2
    Date mark: Crowned 't' for 1782-3
    Mark: For fermier Henri Clavel 1781-3
    Signature: 'Van Blarenberghe, 1782'
    Warranty mark: A ram's head, for 1819 to 1838
    Discharge mark: A woman's head in profle
    Label: 'Chateau de / Meudon et ses / invirons / Louis XV et Madme. De / Pompadour / Vte Demidoff' in ink
  • G62
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Commentary
History
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Further Reading
  • Marquis de Ségur, 1781; Baron Roger; Demidoff; Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1863.