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Box: M.97 & A-1973

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Maker(s)

Dael, Jan Frans van (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)

Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of fruit and a vase of flowers 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 slightly concave sides and an almost flat pull-off lid. The circular miniature depicts a stone vase of flowers including roses, delphiniums, auriculas and lilac, alongside a pineapple, three peaches and a bunch of grapes, on a marble slab.

Acquisition and important dates

by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

Dating

Late 18th-mid 19th century
Circa 1784 - Before 1840 1840

Note

Jan Frans van Dael was Flemish but worked in Paris

School or Style

French box with Flemish painting

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 10.5 cm Height 2.8 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.V.D.
  • Location: On the right of the edge of the slab
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.97 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 1289
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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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