18th century rouge box

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18th century rouge box

Postby needy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:14 pm

Interesting 18th century French rouge box with worn example of makers hallmark for its unique charge/discharge mark.
We believe maybe the horse head for Rennes circa 1768-74?

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Re: 18th century rouge box

Postby amena » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:03 am

It is not French but Italian, from Venice, probably late XVIII, early XIX. The horse's head is the mark of "tolerance" imprinted in the Lombard-Venetian kingdom in objects executed before 1812.

Another mark is one of the many marks of the Mint officers with the S. Marco's lion with the initials below.

The letters GF is the silversmith's mark .
I did not find an exact correspondence in the marks reported on the books, but we know that there are many of them not yet registered.
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Amena

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Re: 18th century rouge box

Postby needy » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:16 am

Thank you Amena!
We thought that the NP was actually I.N over some symbol. With the proper image of Venice hallmark one can see the worn figure is exact.
This small box has been cared for very well and being a reliquary would explain the condition more than a snuff box or rouge pot.
We have found only a few older Italian pieces for ex. snuff box marked 80 Bagocci etc.
Again thank you very much.
John and Susan


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