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Snuffbox with six scenes of putti at play

Jean Georges (or George)
(master 1752, died 1765)

Artist: Miniatures by Mademoiselle Duplessis (French, active ca. 1753–60)
Date: ca. 1761–62
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Gold, grisallie enamel, diamonds
Dimensions: 1 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. (4.4 x 8.6 x 6.7 cm) Dimensions of miniatures (not sight measurements): On cover, H. 1 11/16, W. 2 9/16 in. (4.3 x 6.5 cm.); On bottom, H. 1 5/8, W. 2-1/2 in. (4.1 x 6.4 cm.); On front, H. 15/16, W. 1 7/8 in. (2.4 x 4.8 cm.); On back, H. 7/8, W. 1 7/8 in. (2.2 x 4.8 cm.); On left side, H. 13/16, W. 1 7/16 in. (2.1 x 3.7 cm.); On right side, H. 13/16, 1 7/16 in. (2.1 x 3.7 cm.).
Classifications: Metalwork-Gold and Platinum, Miniatures
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.1125

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