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Box: M.115 & A-1973

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Current Location: In storage


Miniaturist: Bayle, Georges de
Box maker: Unknown




Tortoise-shell with miniature of a spray of flowers on a marble slab

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gold. The rectangular box has slightly concave sides and a pull-off lid; the interior and rim mounts are lined with gilt metal. The rectangular miniature depicts a spray of flowers, including roses, tulips, a delphinium and auricula, on 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, first half#
Circa 1808 - Before 1851

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Components of the work

Miniature composed of bodycolour card
Box composed of tortoise shell
Lining composed of metal
Mount composed of gold
Surface Of Lining composed of gold
Box And Lid Height 2.0 cm Length 8.5 cm Width 5.9 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Georges de Bayle
  • Location: On the back of the miniature
  • Method of creation: Written in ink
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: GB
  • Location: Lower right corner of slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: 173
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.115 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2209
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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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