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Girl with basket of roses: M.42-1929

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Girl with basket of roses

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Navette-shaped horn box with gold piqué work; the lid set with a miniature of a seated girl holding a basket of roses

Horn with gold mounts and inlaid gold piqué work; the lid set with a miniature painted in watercolour and bodycolour probably on card. Pointed oval (navette-shaped) with straight sides. The top of the flat lid is inlaid with a gold piqué wriggle work border; in the centre is a navette-shaped miniature in faded browns, blues and pinks depicting a seated girl, facing three-quarters left, wearing a hat and holding a basket of pink roses. The gold mount round the miniature, the hinge and the thumbpiece are engraved with bright cut borders. A vacant oval impressed cartouche in the base indicates some decoration is missing.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Caroline Nias in memory of her mother Lady Nias, to whose father John Laing the object belonged

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.8 cm
Length: 9.5 cm
Width: 4.5 cm

Relative size of this object

9.5 cm2.8 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1929-12-04) by Nias, Caroline, Miss

Dating

Last quarter of 18th century
1780 CE - 1800 CE

School or Style

English

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Box composed of horn tortoise shell
Miniature composed of paint
Inlay composed of gold
Mounts composed of gold
Gold
Horn Or Tortoiseshel
Painting

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.42-1929
Primary reference Number: 150735
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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