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Box: M.94 & A-1973

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Maker(s)

Possibly Bouillat, Rachel (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)

Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of urn of flowers on a slab

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in watercolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has straight sides and an almost flat pull-off lid with a mount of gilt metal. The circular miniature depicts a copper coloured urn of flowers, including roses, delphiniums, poppies and forget-me-nots, 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

Early 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1800

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature composed of watercolour card Box composed of tortoise shell Mount composed of metal gold Cover composed of glass Box An Dlid Diameter 7.2 cm
Box And Lid Height 2.6 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Rachel Bouillat
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label
  • Text: 92
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.94 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2330
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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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