The design of this snuffbox incorporates Japanese or Chinese designs in the cartouches on each side and very French-looking ribbon-like trim along the edges. An elaborate version of a common object, its construction may be similar to those of the small objects Watin advertised as available in his workshop.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Snuffbox, made by Jean Ducrollay, Paris, 1753-54. Gold, lacquer, and enamel on metal. The design of this snuffbox incorporates Japanese or Chinese designs in the cartouches on each side and very French-looking ribbon-like trim along the edges. An elaborate version of a common object, its construction may be similar to those of the small objects Watin advertised as available in his workshop.