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Box: M.90 & A-1973

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Unknown
Box maker: Unknown

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Description

Boxwood lined with tortoise-shell, with miniature of a stone urn of flowers and nest of eggs

Boxwood and tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gold. The circular box has straight sides with moulded edges, and a slightly domed pull-off lid. The interior is lined in tortoise-shell. The circular miniature depicts a carved stone urn of flowers, including roses, poppies and auriculas, next to a bird's nest of three eggs and two droplets of water, on the corner of a marble slab.

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

18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
1780 - 1840

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature composed of bodycolour card
Lining composed of tortoise shell
Box composed of boxwood
Mount composed of gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 8.0 cm Height 3.1 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.90 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2668
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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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