Skip to main content

Box: M.155-1973

An image of Box

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Maker(s)

Franco, Joseph Napoleon (Miniaturist)
Tahan (Box maker)

Description

Rosewood box with small oval miniature of a posy of flowers

Ebonised rosewood, the lid has a rosewood and satinwood inlay and is set with a miniature painted in oil, probably on card, with an engraved gilt metal mount. The rectangular box has a hinged lid with a metal catch, which is released by a button on the front. The small oval miniature depicts a posy of flowers, including roses, on a shaded pale green ground. The catch is inscribed 'Tahan a Paris'.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 2.9 cm
Length: 8.6 cm
Width: 5.8 cm

Relative size of this object

8.6 cm2.9 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1973-04-06) by Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

Dating

19th century
Circa 1831 - 1859 1859

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature: composed of bodycolour ( probably) card ( probably) Clasp: composed of brass (alloy) ( probably) Mount: composed of metal Inlay: composed of satinwood rosewood Box: composed of rosewood Surface Of Mount: composed of gold Cover: composed of glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: nap Franco
  • Location: Top left, above the pink rose
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Signature
  • Text: TAHAN A PARIS
  • Location: On the catch
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Maker's or retailer's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.155-1973
Primary reference Number: 150697
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Box" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/150697 Accessed: 2021-11-30 00:47:23

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/150697|title=Box|author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2021-11-30 00:47:23|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

<div class="text-center my-3"> <figure class="figure"> <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa24/M_155_1973_20_281_29.jpg" alt="box" class="img-fluid" /> <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">box</figcaption> </figure> </div>

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Box

Accession Number: E.15a.1907

Box

Accession Number: E.15b.1907

Box

Accession Number: M/P.4A-1938

Box

Accession Number: E.354.1932

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...

University of Cambridge Museums logo
Arts Council England Logo
Research England logo
The Technology Partnership logo
Brewin Dolphin Logo