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Box: M.105 & A-1973

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Janet, Adèle (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)


Tortoise-shell with oval miniature of an urn of flowers in a garden

Tortoise-shell with a miniature in bodycolour and watercolour on card, set under glass with a chased gilt metal mount. The circular box has slightly concave sides and an almost flat pull-off lid. The interior is lined with silver-gilt and set with silver-gilt rim mounts. The circular miniature depicts a carved stone urn of flowers including roses, delphiniums, and auriculas, in a garden with trees and a white painted fence in the background.


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.


19th century
Production date: before AD 1877

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Components of the work

Miniature composed of watercolour bodycolour card Box composed of tortoise shell Mount composed of metal Surface Of Lining composed of gold Surface Of Mount composed of gold Lining composed of silver Cover composed of glass Box And Lid Diameter 8.5 cm Height 2.2 cm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: A. Janet

  • Location: On the base of the urn
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 133
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.105 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2709
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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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