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Plaque: M.63-1973

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Oil paint on glass painting of a posy of flowers within a border of sequins

Oil paint on glass within a border of sequins in an ormolu and mahogany frame. Circular, the painting depicts a posy of flowers, including roses, morning glory and nasturtiums on a grey ground, surrounded by a swagged border of gold and bronze coloured sequins. The circular ormolu frame is decorated with borders of beads, stiff leaf decoration and rope edging and has a hanging loop at the top. The back is of mahogany.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by the Hon. H.R. Broughton

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Circa 1800 - Circa 1880 1880

School or Style


Components of the work

Border: composed of sequins Frame: composed of ormolu mahogany Diameter 17.9 cm Height 2.3 cm
Painting: composed of oil paint glass

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 17
  • Location: On the mahogany back
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.63-1973
Primary reference Number: 2666
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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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