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Box: M.106 & A-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Pol, Christiaen van
Box maker: Unknown

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Description

Tortoise-shell with oval miniature of a vase of flowers and basket of fruit

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour and watercolour on card, mounted under glass in gold. The circular box has slightly concave sides and an almost flat pull-off lid. Round the miniature the mount is chased with a decorative border. Round the edge of the base and rims are mounts of undecorated gold. The oval miniature depicts a carved stone (or gilt metal) vase of flowers, including roses, tulips, auriculas, and delphiniums, in front is a basket of three peaches, black grapes and redcurrants, on a marble slab.

Notes

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.

Dating

Late 18th or early 19th century
Circa 1798 - Before 1809

Note

Christiaen van Pol was Dutch but worked in Paris

School or Style

French box with Dutch 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 8.4 cm Height 2.4 cm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: a head betwen the numbers '8' and '5'

  • Location: On the lower rim mount
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Guarantee mark

Inscription present: not legible

  • Location: On the lower rim mount
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Standard mark

Inscription present: possibly 'F' and 'R' with a palm? between in a lozenge-shaped cartouche

  • Location: On the lower rim mount
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Maker's mark

Inscription present: not legible

  • Location: On the lower rim mount
  • Method of creation: Struck
  • Type: Hallmark
  • Text: 134
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.106 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1767
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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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