The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Snuff-box
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy, Naples
  • c. 1745
  • Turtleshell and gold piqué
  • Object size: 4.8 x 7.3 cm
    Weight: 74.9 g
  • Mark: Export mark for post 1838 in the form of a wild boars head the punch has jumped slightly making the mark difficult to read.
    Inscription: 'No 15 tabatiere Ecaille piqué or' and the entry for No. 1885 in the Catalogue of the Bethnal Green Exhibition
  • G1
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Box shaped like a ball but slightly flattened horizontally. Dark turtleshell piqué with gold. The surface is divided up by means of broken scrolls. There is a raised circular rim of shell, into which the lid fits. The inside is plain without lining.