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Box: M.116 & A-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Miniaturist: Dael, Jan Frans van
Box maker: Unknown




Tortoise-shell with oval miniature of a basket of pink roses

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has straight sides with silver-gilt rim mounts to the almost flat pull-off lid. The small oval miniature depicts a wicker basket of pink roses on a marble slab, and is surrounted by a mount and border of reeded gilt metal.

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.


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


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
Miniature Mount composed of metal
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Rim Mount composed of silver
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 8.2 cm Height 3.0 cm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: illegible

  • Location: On the lower rim mount
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Discharge mark

Inscription present: illegible

  • Location: On the lower rim mount
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Guarantee mark
  • Text: 175
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.116 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1296
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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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