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Box: M.79 & A-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

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

Description

Tortoise-shell with oval miniature of a basket of flowers on a marble slab

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in watercolour and bodycolour on card, mounted under glass. The circular box has straight sides with reeded and chased gilt metal rim mounts (lower one on base missing) and a flat pull-off lid. The oval miniature depicts a wicker basket of flowers, including roses, delphiniums, primulas and nasturtiums, 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 - Before 1840

Note

Jan Frans van Dael was Flemish but worked in Paris

School or Style

French box with Flemish painting

Components of the work

Mount composed of metal ( possibly) gold ( possibly) Surface Of Mount composed of gold ( possibly) Miniature composed of watercolour bodycolour card Box composed of tortoise shell Cover composed of glass Box And Lid Diameter 6.5 cm Height 2.5 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: VD
  • Location: On left of marble slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: 59
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.79 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1285
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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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