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Box: M.119 & 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 miniature of wicker basket of flowers, bird, urn and carved plinth

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour and watercolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has slightly concave sides and an almost flat pull-off lid. Round the edge of the base and rims are gilt metal mounts. The circular miniature depicts a wicker basket of flowers, including roses, tulips, delphiniums, narcissi and auriculas, next to a small bird on an urn, which stands on a stone plinth carved with classical figures, all 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-early 19th century
Circa 1772 - Before 1813

Note

Christiaen van Pol was Dutch but worked in Paris

School or Style

French box with Dutch painting

Components of the work

Mount composed of metal ( probably)
Surface Of Mount composed of gold ( probably)
Miniature composed of watercolour bodycolour card
Box composed of tortoise shell
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 8.3 cm Height 2.6 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Van Pol
  • Location: On the left edge of the slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 185
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.119 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1768
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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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