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1967

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Snuffbox Mounted With Two Miniatures (France), 1768–75

This is a Snuffbox mounted with two miniatures. It is dated 1768–75 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, chased gold, inlaid lacquered tortoiseshell, hand-painted watercolor on ivory, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Anonymous. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 3.3 x 7.9 cm (1 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

1) Helmeted head, Paris mark of discharge, under Julien Alaterre, 1768-1775. 2) Unidentified mark. Both marks struck on rims of box and cover. (See object file for drawings.) References: Nocq, Henry. Le Poincon de Paris, vol. 4, 1931, p. 238 (mark 1 illustrated).

Cite this object as

Snuffbox Mounted With Two Miniatures (France), 1768–75; mother-of-pearl, chased gold, inlaid lacquered tortoiseshell, hand-painted watercolor on ivory, glass; H x diam.: 3.3 x 7.9 cm (1 5/16 x 3 1/8 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1967-48-13-a,b

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