Snuffbox with four maritime scenes; Louis XIV crossing the Rhine in 1672

Maker: Adrien Jean Maximilien Vachette (French, Cauffry 1753–1839 Paris)
Artist: Miniatures attributed to Henri Joseph van Blarenberghe (French, Lille 1750–1826 Lille)
Date: 1798–1838
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Gold, enamel
Dimensions: Box: 2-3/4 x 2 in. (7.0 x 5.1 cm); Miniatures: front and back, each: 5/8 x 2-3/8 in. (1.6 x 6 cm), left and right, each: 5/8 x 1-5/8 in. (1.6 x 4.1 cm)
Classifications: Metalwork-Gold and Platinum, Miniatures
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.1178

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