(The Marquis de Lafayette)
A COMMEMORATIVE LACQUER SNUFF BOX
Circular form (diameter: 3 1/2 in.; 88 mm; height: 3/4 in.; 18 mm). The lid and bottom fitted applied with colored and lacquered paper discs, the top printed with the principal cities of Europe, the bottom with France's principal military victories with Lafayette's name at the center between the dates of the storming of the Bastille (17 July 1789) and the July Revolution (29 July 1830). Manufactured in Paris (Chez Warin, Rue du Faub.), ca. 1830–1831.