Snuffbox with six allegories of love

Gold, enamel; grisaille en camaïeu on ivory | 11 x 30mm | 1775-76

Miniatures by Jacques Joseph de Gault

In eighteenth-century Europe, Paris led the production of high-quality luxury goods. Parisian goldsmiths made a wide range of small, personal articles such as snuffboxes; étuis to hold sealing wax, tweezers, or utensils for sewing; souvenirs, which c...
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