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Box: M.136-1973

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Hamelin, Mme. A. (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)


Gilt metal lined with tortoise-shell, set with a miniature of a vase of flowers

Gilt metal, tortoise-shell set with a miniature in enamel on copper mounted in gilt metal or gold. The oval box has straight sides and a flat lid and base, which have been decorated with stripes of red gold inlaid into dark blue enamel. Round the edge of the lid and base and round the rim of the join are mounts of bright-cut engraved yellow gold ropework. The interior is lined in tortoise-shell. The rectangular miniature depicts a carved stone vase of flowers including, roses, tulips, poppies and narcissi, on the corner of a marble slab.


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.


Early 19th Century
Circa 1810 - Before 1833

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Components of the work

Box composed of copper ( probably) enamel gold Mount composed of gold ( probably) Lining composed of tortoise shell Rim Mount composed of metal Miniature composed of enamel copper Surface Of Rim Mount composed of gold Box And Lid Height 3.5 cm Length 8.3 cm Width 6.0 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.136-1973
Primary reference Number: 2696
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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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