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Box: M.114-1973

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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 wicker basket of flowers

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The rectangular box has straight sides with a gilt metal hinge and chased thumbpiece. The rectangular miniature depicts a wicker basket of flowers, including roses, tulips, poppies, narcissi and auriculas, 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

Miniature composed of bodycolour card
Box composed of tortoise shell
Hinge composed of metal
Mount composed of metal
Surface Of Hinge composed of gold
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Height 2.0 cm Length 8.3 cm Width 5.2 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: VANDAEL
  • Location: On the left of the marble slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 171
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.114-1973
Primary reference Number: 1295
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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