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Box: M.130 & A-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Miniaturist: Os, Georg Jakob Johann
Box maker: Unknown




Ivory lined in tortoise-shell, with miniature of flowers on and spiralling round a stone plinth, on a marble slab

Ivory and tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour on card mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has straight sides, which have been scored with four lines and inlaid with green enamel. The pull-off lid lid is flat except for the rim of the mount round the miniature, which is everted. The circular miniature depicts flowers, including roses, auriculas and morning glory on and spiralling round a marble slab.


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.


19th century
Circa 1802 - Before 1861


Georg Jakob Johann Os was Dutch but worked in Paris

School or Style

French box with Dutch painting

Components of the work

Miniature composed of bodycolour card
Lining composed of tortoise shell
Mount composed of metal
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Box composed of ivory
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 8.0 cm Height 3.4 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.130 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1721
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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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