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Box: M.129 & A-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Miniaturist: Dael, Jan Frans van
Box maker: Unknown




Boxwood lined with tortoise-shell, with miniature of a posy of pink roses

Boxwood and tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has dark stained moulded borders to the lid, rim and base, and straight sides. The flat lid pulls off. The interior of the base is lined in tortoiseshell. The circular miniature depicts a posy of pink of roses tied with red ribbon, on a grey ground


History note: Not known before testator

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.


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Mid#
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 watercolour bodycolour card
Mount composed of metal
Box composed of boxwood
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 6.3 cm
Box And Lidf Height 2.5 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.V.D.
  • Location: To the left of the stalks
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.129 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1299
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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