The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Adrien-Jean Maximilien Vachette (1753 - 1839) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • after 1798
  • Gold, gouache on vellum, painted, chased and engraved
  • Object size: 3.2 x 8.6 x 4.2 cm
    Weight: 161.9 g
  • Maker's mark: 'A.V.'
    Discharge mark: For Henri Clavel (1781-89)
    Hallmark: For 1782-3
    Incised mark: 'Vachette à Paris' and '20K.5' Engraved
    Guarantee mark: Pan's 840
    Mark: A boy's head with '2'
    Mark: Petit recence of Paris 1819
    Small guarantee mark: For 1809
  • G64
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Oblong snuff box in gold and set with eight gouaches with genre scenes from the Italian Commedia dell' Arte, and six fixés of romantic landscapes with ruins. The lid presents a ballet with Harlequin, Columbine, Pantaloon, Pierrot and the Doctor.