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Box: M.95 & A-1973

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Unknown (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)


Tortoise-shell with miniature of a rose and viola

Tortoise-shell set with an enamelled miniature in a gold mount. The circular box has an almost flat pull-off lid, which is set with a border of gold piqué dots and a pressed pattern of ropework and concentric rings. The straight sides and base are pressed with a similar pattern of ropework and concentric rings. The circular miniature depicts a deep pink rose and three buds and three deep purple and yellow violas.


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.


Early 19th Century
1800 CE - 1840 CE

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Components of the work

Box composed of tortoise shell Miniature composed of enamel copper Mount composed of gold Piqué Work composed of gold Box An Dlid Diameter 7.7 cm
Box And Lid Height 2.8 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 99
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.95 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 150696
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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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