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Box: M.65-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Delahaye, Adrianne
Box maker: Unknown

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Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of a wicker basket of flowers

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in watercolour and bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gold. The rectangular box has slightly concave sides with gold rim mounts, a recessed hinge and chased thumbpiece. The rectangular miniature depicts a wicker basket of flowers including roses, delphiniums, tulips and lilies, on a marble slab.

Notes

History note: Exhibited at South Kensington Loan Exhibition, 1872 by D. Edward

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

19th century
1800 - Before 1872

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature composed of watercolour bodycolour card
Box composed of tortoise shell
Hinge composed of gold
Mount composed of gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Height 2.5 cm Length 8.7 cm Width 5.5 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: (De)lahaye
  • Location: Lower left, above the slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 28
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label
  • Text: ON LOAN FROM / ? D. Edwards / ? 72
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Printed and written in ink, stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.65-1973
Primary reference Number: 2638
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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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