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Box: M.132-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Bayle, Georges de
Box maker: Unknown

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Description

Tortoiseshell with miniature of a spray of flowers on a marble slab.

Tortoiseshell and metal, set with a miniature in bodycolour and watercolour, probably on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The rectangular box has straight sides and a flat lid with a carved tortoiseshell hinge and thumbpiece. The walls of tortoise-shell have been interlined with engraved metal, which gives a faint pattern through the shell; and a thin metal wire has been inlaid round the rim of the box. The mount is engraved with scrolling foliage. The rectangular miniature depicts a spray of flowers, including roses, tulips, poppies and auriculas, 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

First half of 19th Century
Circa 1808 - Before 1851

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature composed of card ( probably) watercolour bodycolour
Box composed of tortoise shell metal
Mount composed of metal
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Height 2.8 cm Length 8.7 cm Width 5.3 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G BAYLE
  • Location: On the left edge of the slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 239
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.132-1973
Primary reference Number: 2210
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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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