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Box: M.125 & A-1973

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Maker(s)

de Mailly, R. (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)

Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of flowers, fruit, two birds and stone urn on a marble slab

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour and watercolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has straight sides and an almost flat pull-off lid with gilt metal rim mounts. The circular miniature depicts a chaffinch on a nest, a greenfinch, a spray of flowers, including roses, delphiniums and narcissi, with peaches, grapes and a stone urn on a marble slab.

Notes

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.

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
Circa 1753 - Before 1777

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature composed of watercolour bodycolour card Box composed of tortoise shell Mount composed of metal Surface Of Mount composed of gold Cover composed of glass Box And Lid Diameter 9.2 cm Height 4.1 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 213
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.125 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2769
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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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