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Box: M.128 & A-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Miniaturist: Pol, Christiaen van
Box maker: Unknown




Tortoise-shell with miniature of a stone vase of flowers next to a pineapple, peaches and grapes on a marble slab

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour and watercolour on card, varnished and mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has straight sides and a flat pull-off lid. The circular miniature depicts a stone vase of flowers, including roses, delphiniums, auriculas and lilac, next to a pineapple, peaches and black grapes, on the corner of a marble slab.


History note: From the collection of Baronne Cassel

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.


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1772 - Before 1813


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
Mount composed of mount
Box composed of tortoise shell
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 8.3 cm Height 2.4 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 226
  • Location: Inisde the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.128 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1770
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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