The Wallace Collection

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Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Louis Roucel (+1787) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1764 - 1766
  • Gold and japanese lacquer, chased and engraved
  • Object size: 3.5 x 7 x 5.4 cm
    Weight: 116 g
  • Maker's mark: 'L.R.' and a crown for Louis Roucel.
    Warden's mark: 'B', for 1765-6
    Warden's mark: 'A', for 1764-5
    Charge mark: For fermier Jean-Jacques Prévost (1762-68)
    Discharge mark: A head of a dogfor Jean-Jacques Prevost (1762-68)
    Warranty mark: A sheep's head, for 1819 to 1838
    Mark: An anvil mark
    Inscription: 'ROUCEL Orfe du Roi A PARIS' Engraved
  • G40
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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Further Reading
  • Probably H.R.H. The Queen Charlotte, Christie's London, 18 May 1819, lot 1: “A small gold snuff box by Roucel of Paris, the panels filled with small specimens of gold Japanese lacquer, in red leather case.” Bought, with two other boxes, by Emmanuel for £22 11s. Acquired by 1872.