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Snuff box with miniature of Marshal de Turenne
(c. 1805)

Medium
gold, tortoiseshell, enamel, glass
Measurements
2.6 × 7.6 × 5.8 cm (closed)
Place/s of Execution
France
Inscription
engraved in left side in outside of upper rim of box: Etienne Nitot et Fils.
punched in left side in outside of upper rim of box: (...illeg.) (...illeg.)
punched (inverted) in left side inside box: 8(male head)5
engraved in front in outside of upper rim of box: Jouailliers Bijoutiers de Sa Majesté l'Impératrice
engraved in right side in outside of upper rim of box: et Reine à Paris.
punched in right side inside box: (...illeg.) (...illeg.)
punched (vertically) in right side inside box: 2(rooster)
punched in inside base of box c.r.: (...illeg.)/(...illeg.)
lid: (portrait of Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne (1611-75), after Jean Petitot (1607-91))
Accession Number
D87-1991
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Dame Mabel Brookes, 1991
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Rectangular gold box, cased in tortoiseshell, lid has oval bust portrait of 17th century gentleman.