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Snuff Box (France), 1800-1810

This is a Snuff box. It is dated 1800-1810 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is granulated, cast, applied (elements) enamelled and chased three-color gold, silver-set old-mine cut diamonds.. 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 W x D: 1.8 x 8.5 x 6.4 cm (11/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Three Swiss "pseudo" marks on inside of lid, two rubbed, one a sunburst

Cite this object as

Snuff Box (France), 1800-1810; granulated, cast, applied (elements) enamelled and chased three-color gold, silver-set old-mine cut diamonds.; H x W x D: 1.8 x 8.5 x 6.4 cm (11/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1967-48-15

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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