Madame de Pompadour snuff box

gold, soft-paste porcelain | 1772-1773 c 1760

Maker Louis Roucel; French; d.1787, after Jean-Jacques Bachelier; French; b.1724, d.1806, attributed toLouis Denis Armand l'aîné; active 1746-1788

The two dogs painted on the lid of the box are Inès and Mimi, who belonged to Madame de Pompadour, favourite of King Louis XV of France, and are well known from prints after Christophe Huet and the paintings of Jean-Jacques Bachelier. There is a reco...
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