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Box: M.56 & A-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Chatillon, Charles de (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)

Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of a bird, bird's nest, urn and flowers in a wicker basket

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gold. The circular box has slightly concave sides with gold rim mounts and a slightly domed pull-off lid. The circular miniature depicts a small bird (with Jay-like colouring) standing on a twig above a wicker basket of flowers, including roses, delphiniums, morning glory, iris and primulas, beside which is a carved urn with gilt mounts and a bird's nest containing four small eggs.

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-12) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

Dating

Late 18th-early 19th century
Circa 1795 - 1808

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature composed of bodycolour card Box composed of tortoise shell Mounts composed of gold Cover composed of glass Whole Box Diameter 10.0 cm Height 5.0 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: C. Chatillon.
  • Location: On the marble slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 4
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.56 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2527
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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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