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Snuff Box (France), ca. 1750

This is a Snuff box. It is dated ca. 1750 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is carved bloodstone, chased and engraved gold, cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds. 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: 6 x 4 x 3 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On inside rim of box: Paris maker's mark (indecipherable); ox head, Paris mark of charge under Julien Berth, 1750-1756; crowned italic "K", warden's mark for 1750-1757; on rims of both covers marks struck twice: eagle's head with single outline, Paris mark for gold, restricted warranty, 1838-1847; anvil, or reverse, mark, struck at the same time as previous mark.

Cite this object as

Snuff Box (France), ca. 1750; carved bloodstone, chased and engraved gold, cut diamonds, rubies, emeralds; H x W x D: 6 x 4 x 3 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1967-48-9

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