Double snuffbox

Nicolas Bouillerot French

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This double snuffbox consists of two compartments, which can be opened separately. Airtight when both lids are closed, this box could carry two different types of snuff. The size of the box suggests that it was for communal use on a table rather than to be carried around in one’s pocket. The maker, Nicolas Bouillerot was one of the first Parisian goldsmiths to mount hardstones in snuff boxes, a tradition already established in Saxony earlier in the century.

Double snuffbox, Nicolas Bouillerot (French, active Paris, 1720–1754), Brown agate; gold, French

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