The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Jean Ducrollay (c. 1710 - 1787) , Goldsmith
  • Hamelin (active between: 1754-1760), Enameller, (enamels)
  • Paris, France
  • 1759 - 1760
  • Gold and enamel, painted and chiselled
  • Object size: 3.5 x 6.7 x 5.1 cm
    Weight: 163.9 g
  • Maker's mark: 'J' and another initial, with a heart between them; second initial is 'D' on bezel outside at the right end Parisian type
    Warden's mark: 't' of the Maison Commune 1759-60
    Charge mark: A harrow, for the fermier Eloy Brichard (1756-62)
    Discharge mark: A shell, for Eloy Brichard (1756-62)
    Warranty mark: Eagle's head in profile, for 1838 to 1846
    Signature: 'Hamelin'
    Mark: Counter mark, an upright open hand, for the tax official Jean-Jacques Prévost (1762-68)
  • G32
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Probably acquired in 1872 but first recorded at Hertford House in 1890