A similarly constructed gold-mounted grey banded agate boîte-à-deux-tabacs, of 1740-1750, was in the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor. The Waddesdon box is related to the present example in its form, choice of hardstone, and in the chasing of the cagework mounts as herms on both of the box's sides. The melding of French Rococo motifs, popular in the 1740s, on the lid mounts and earlier Baroque figures, in the manner of Daniel Marot (1650-1712), on the sides of the two boîtes-à-deux-tabacs suggest they are of of English origin, made in the 'French taste' (S. Grandjean et al., The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor. Gold Boxes and Miniatures of the Eighteenth Century, London, 1975, pp. 36-37, no. 9).