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Box: M.58 & A-1973

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Maker(s)

Dael, Jan Frans van (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)

Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of flowers in a stone vase and a bird's nest on a marble slab

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in watercolour and bodycolour on card, mounted under glass. The circular box has slightly concave sides and slightly convex base and pull-off lid. The circular miniature depicts a stone vase of flowers, including roses, tulips, delphiniums, narcissi and carnations, next to a bird's nest with three turquoise eggs, on a marble slab.

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-04-06) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

Dating

Late 18th-mid 19th century
Circa 1784 CE - Before 1840 CE

Note

Jan Frans van Dael was Flemish but worked in Paris

School or Style

French box with Flemish painting

Components of the work

Miniature composed of watercolour bodycolour card Box composed of tortoise shell Cover composed of glass Whole Box Diameter 12.0 cm Height 5.5 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: VD
  • Location: On the left of the marble slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Initials in monogram

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.58 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1280
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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