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Snuffbox with six scenes of country pastimes

Goldsmith: Pierre François Drais
(French, 1726–ca. 1788)

Artist: Miniatures by Louis Nicolas van Blarenberghe (French, Lille 1716–1794 Fontainebleau)
Artist: and Henri Joseph van Blarenberghe (French, Lille 1750–1826 Lille)
Date: 1774–75
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Gold, glass; miniatures: gouache on vellum
Dimensions: Overall (confirmed): 1 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (3.5 x 8.5 x 6.4 cm) Miniaitures: Top, oval, 2 1/8 x 3 in. (53 x 74 mm); bottom, oval, 2 1/8 x 3 in. (53 x 74 mm); front 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (21 x 48 mm); back 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (21 x 48 mm); left side 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (21 x 48 mm); right side 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (21 x 48 mm)
Classifications: Metalwork-Gold and Platinum, Miniatures
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.1152

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