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Tortoise-shell box with a miniature of a vase of mixed flowers on a ledge
Tortoise-shell with miniature of flowers in a stone vase on a marble ledge
Tortoise-shell and gold with a miniature in watercolour and bodycolour on card, mounted in gilt metal and set under glass. The circular box has slightly concave sides and hinged lid. The interior sides of the box, bezel, rim mounts, hinge and arched thumbpiece are of gold. The circular miniature depicts a pale stone vase of flowers, including heartsease, anemones, blue aster, marigolds, campanula, auricula and centifolia roses, on a marble slab.
History note: Not known before testator
Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest
Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-04-06) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.
Pierre Joseph Redouté was Flemish but worked in Paris
Box composed of tortoise shell
Miniature Mount composed of metal
Box Mount composed of gold
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Whole Box Diameter 8.5 cm Height 2.8 cm
Watercolour : The tortoise-shell was carved, heated and moulded to form the parts of the box which were glued together; the miniature was painted in watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, which was set under glass in a mount of gilded metal
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