The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Snuff box
  • Snuff box
  • Louis Roucel (+1787) , Goldsmith
  • Paris, France
  • 1767 - 1769
  • Gold, lapis-lazuli and diamonds
  • Object size: 3.8 x 7.3 x 5.1 cm
    Weight: 155.9 g
  • Mark: Bull inside a hexagonal lozenge, third standard mark for gold 1819-1838
    Discharge mark: for fermier Julien Alaterre (1768-75)
    Maker's mark: 'L R' Stamped
    Warden's mark: Crowned letter, possibly 'E', 1768-9
    Warden's mark: Crowned 'E' of 1768-9
    Warden's mark: Crowned 'D' of 1767-8
    Charge mark: For fermier Jean-Jaques Prévost (1762-8)
    Charge mark: For Alaterre 1768-75
    Inscription: 'Roucel Ofre du Roi à Paris' Engraved
    Warranty mark: Two eagles, for 1819 to 1838 3rd standard mark for gold
    Excise mark: A head with helmet, Sardanapalus, for 1819-1838
    Excise mark: A head of soldier, for 1798-1809
  • G46
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Jean-Marie Allègre, by 1869; Sir Richard Wallace, Paris, 1872