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Box: M.84 & A-1973

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Maker(s)

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

Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of flowers in a stone vase and a bird and nest

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in watercolour and bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gold. The circular box has slightly concave sides and a flat pull-off lid with gold rim mounts. The circular miniature depicts a carved stone urn of flowers, including roses and tulips, beside which stand a yellow bird and bird's nest, all on a marble slab.

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-12) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

Dating

Late 18th to 19th century
After 1784 - Before 1900

School or Style

French box with Flemish painting

Components of the work

Miniature composed of watercolour bodycolour card Box composed of tortoise shell Mount composed of gold Cover composed of glass Box And Lid Diameter 9.7 cm Height 2.4 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 77
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.84 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1306
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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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