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Box: M.75 & A-1973

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Spaendonck, Gerard van (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)

Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of flowers in a wicker basket and a stone urn

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in watercolour and bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has slightly concave sides and a flat pull-off lid; the interior is lined with gilt metal and has gilt metal rim mounts. The circular miniature depicts a tipped wicker basket of flowers, including roses, delphiniums, iris, poppies and convolvulus, beside a pomeganate and bunch of black grapes, 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-early 19th century
Circa 1766 - Before 1822

Note

Gerard 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 Box composed of tortoise shell Lining composed of metal Mount composed of metal Surface Of Lining composed of gold Surface Of Mount composed of gold Cover composed of glass Box And Lid Diameter 9.4 cm Height 2.9 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 50
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and glued
  • Type: Paper label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.75 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2014
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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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