The M&P maker's mark appears on a number of Geneva boxes of the late 18th century in French taste (see Serge Grandjean, Catalogue des tabatières, boîtes, et étuis du Museé du Louvre, 1981, figs. 602-606). One of the Louvre snuffboxes by this maker is a four-color gold oval box very similar in style to the case of the present example, although it is not musical. A very fine musical automaton snuffbox with four-bell carillon by M&P of Geneva is in the Gilbert Collection at Somerset House (Charles Truman, The Gilbert Collection of Gold Boxes, 1991, fig. 121, pp. 348-349). The M&P boxes are distinguished by very finely chiselled and matted goldwork.