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Box: M.150 & A-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Miniaturist: Spaendonck, Cornelis van
Box maker: Unknown

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Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of flowers in a tipped wicker basket with a bird, nest and pomegranate

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in watercolour and bodycolour on card and varnished, mounted under glass. The circular box has straight sides and a flat pull-off lid with a moulded mount enamelled in blue. The circular miniature depicts a tipped wicker basket of flowers, including roses, iris, hyacinths, and morning glory, beside a pomegranate and a bird on a nest of eggs, all on a marble slab.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

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-mid 19th century
Circa 1776 - Before 1840

Note

Cornelis van Spaendonck was Dutch but worked in Paris

School or Style

French box with Dutch painting

Components of the work

Miniature composed of watercolour bodycolour card varnish
Box composed of tortoise shell
Mount composed of metal
Surface Of Mount composed of enamel gold
Cover composed of glass
Box And Lid Diameter 9.3 cm Height 2.5 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.150 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2001
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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