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Snuffbox with Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
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Snuffbox with Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

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Description The snuffbox is of maple root rimmed and lined with tortoiseshell. Beneath the clear glass cover is an ivory relief applied to a blue glass ground backed with silver foil tooled in a basketwork design. The relief shows overlapping profile busts of Louis XVI and his queen, Marie-Antoinette. The monarch wears a collar ornamented with fleurs-de-lys and the Order of the Golden Fleece; a diadem and a double strand of pearls adorn the queen. The composition is reminiscent of a design by C. H. Küchler on the obverse of a silver medal of 1793 commemorating the end of the French monarchy.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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ca. 1820
maple root with ivory set in blue glass, silver foil, tortoiseshell
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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Diam: 3 7/16 × D: 1 1/8 in. (8.7 × 2.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
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