The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Pierre François Mathias de Beaulieu (active between: 1768-99) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1768 - 1769
  • Gold and enamel, engraved and chased
  • Object size: 3.5 x 6.7 x 5.1 cm
    Weight: 145 g
  • Maker's mark: 'M' Defaced, M is only visible on right
    Maker's mark: 'M' / 'B' Partly defaced, of Parisian type
    Maker's mark: 'P M / B' and five pointed star
    Warden's mark: 'E' of the Maison Commune for 1768-9
    Charge mark: Obliterated Presumably been entirely obliterated during the working of the metal
    Charge mark: A bowl of flowers, of adjudiataire général des fermes générales unies Julien Alaterre (1768-75) Fermes générales unies, Julien Alaterre (1768-75);
    Discharge mark: Man's slipper, for the tax official Jean-Baptiste Fouache (1775-81)
    Small guarantee mark: Eagle's head in profile seen from its right, for 1837 - 1847 Eagle struck upside down
    Stamp: '511' Presumably a production number or stock number.
    Inscription: 'Ve George Beaulieu a Paris' Engraved
  • G5
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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Further Reading
  • Acquired by 1872.