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Box: M.121 & A-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Prévost, Jean Louis (Miniaturist)
Unknown

Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of a wicker basket of flowers next to a pineapple peach and grapes

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in watercolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has straight sides and an almost flat pull-off lid. Round the miniature is a chased mount; round this and the edge of the base and the upper rim are gilt metal reeded mounts. The circular miniature depicts a wicker basket of flowers including roses, poppies and delphiniums, next to a pineapple, peach and two bunches of grapes on a marble slab

Notes

History note: From the collection of M. Fancigny Lucinge

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

Late 18th-early 19th century
Circa 1780 - Before 1810

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature composed of watercolour card Box composed of tortoise shell Mount composed of metal Surface Of Mount composed of gold Cover composed of glass Box And Lid Diameter 9.0 cm Height 3.1 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.L.P.
  • Location: On the left of the plinth
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Type: Initial
  • Text: 207
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.121 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2887
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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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