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Box: M.76 & A-1973

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Spaendonck, Gerard van
Box maker: Unknown

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Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of flowers in a wicker basket and two-handled urn

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour and watercolour on card, mounted under glass in gold. The circular box has straight sides and a slightly domed pull-off lid; the interior is lined with gold and has gold rim mounts. The circular miniature depicts a two-handled urn and a wicker baset of flowers, including roses, delphiniums and morning glory, 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 1766 - Before 1822

Note

Gerard van Spaendonck 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
Box Lining composed of gold
Mount composed of gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 8.6 cm Height 3.3 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G van Spaendonck
  • Location: On the front of the marble slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.76 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2015
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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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