The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Possibly J. Northam
  • Henri Toutin (1614 - 1683), (miniature of Louis XIV and a Cardinal)
    Ascribed to Jean Petitot, (miniature of Duchesse Louise)
  • London, England
  • 1834 - 1835
  • Gold and enamel
  • Object size: 1.2 x 8.9 x 4.2 cm
    Weight: 123 g
    Object size: 2.8 x 2.4 cm, miniature of the Cardinal
    Object size: 2.3 x 2.1 cm, miniature of Louis XIV
    Object size: 3.2 x 2.8 cm, miniature of Louise de la Vallière
  • Maker's mark: 'IN'
    Signature: 'Toutin fct.'
    Mark: A head in profile
    Mark: A lion's head
    Mark: 't'
    Hallmark: A crown and '18' 18 carat gold mark
  • G75
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • The three portrait miniatures in enamel on the lid depict on the
    right Louis XIV by Henri Toutin, in the centre his mistress, the
    duchesse Louise de la Vallière (1644-1710), after Jean Petitot
    (1607-91) but probably painted in England in the 19th century,
    and on the left a Cardinal by a 17th-century follower of Petitot.