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Box: M.101 & A-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Dael, Jan Frans van
Box maker: Unknown

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Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of a posy of flowers on a grey ground

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in enamel on copper with a gold mount. The circular box has slightly concave sides with gold rim mounts, and an almost flat pull-off lid. The circular miniature depicts a posy of flowers, including roses, tulips and carnations, on a grey ground. There is an empty space inside the lid, where a miniature or lock of hair under glass was once fitted.

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

18th Century, Late-19th Century, Mid#
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

Box composed of tortoise shell
Miniature composed of enamel copper
Mount composed of gold
Box And Lid Diameter 8.3 cm Height 2.6 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 113
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.101 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1290
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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