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Box: M.66 & A-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Leen, Willem van
Box maker: Unknown

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Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of flowers and fruit on a marble slab

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour, probably on card, varnished and mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has slightly convex sides and an almost flat pull-off lid. The circular miniature depicts a wicker basket of fruit and flowers, including nasturtiums, poppies, apricots, grapes, a peach, plum and pomegranate, 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-early 19th century
Circa 1773 - Before 1825

Note

Willem van Leen was Dutch but worked in France

School or Style

French box with Dutch painting

Components of the work

Miniature composed of bodycolour card varnish
Box composed of tortoise shell
Mount composed of metal
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 8.8 cm Height 2.3 cm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: possibly 'Van Leen'

  • Location: Right edge of marble slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 29
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.66 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1622
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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