Snuff box

Gold and enamel, chiselled, chased and engraved | 3.9 x 8.9cm | 1764 - 1765

Louis-Philippe Demay

Both scenes of Venus on the lid and base are taken from paintings by François Boucher (1703-1770) commissioned by Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764) for herself. On the top is L’Amour désarmé where Cupid implores Venus to return his bow and arrow, and o...
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