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Box: M.83 & A-1973

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Maker(s)

School of Bone, Henry (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)

Description

Tortoise-shell, oval with miniature of a spray flowers on a mauve ground

Tortoise-shell with a miniature in enamel on copper, mounted in silver. The oval box has straight sides with moulded borders, a silver rim mount and a slightly domed pull-off lid. The oval miniature depicts a spray of flowers including roses, tulips and iris, on a mauve ground.

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-12) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

Dating

Early 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1820

School or Style

English

Components of the work

Box composed of tortoise shell Miniature composed of enamel copper Mount composed of silver Box And Lid Height 3.1 cm Length 11.5 cm Width 8.8 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 69
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Type: Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.83 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 3128
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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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