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Box: M.88 & A-1973

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Maker(s)

Picot, François Eduard (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)

Description

Tortoise shell with gilt metal mounts studded with four circles of paste diamonds, the lid set with a miniature of flowers by a chaffinch on a carved urn

Tortoise shell set with a miniature in watercolour and bodycolour, probably on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal studded with paste diamonds. The circular box has straight sides and a flat pull-off lid. Round the edge and side of the lid and base are gilt metal mounts in two colours of gold. The outer red gold border is set with a row of paste diamonds; the inner yellow gold border is stamped with a pattern of stylised leaves. The circular miniature depicts flowers, including roses, poppies and narcissi, next to a chaffinch on a carved two handled Classical urn, all on a marble slab.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

First half of the 19th century
1806 - 1850 1850

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature: composed of watercolour bodycolour card Decoration: composed of paste Box: composed of tortoise shell Mount: composed of metal Surface Of Mount: composed of gold Cover: composed of glass Box And Lid: Diameter 8.2 cm Height 2.6 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: E Pic...
  • Location: On the right of the plinth
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Signature

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.88 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2841
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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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Box" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/2841 Accessed: 2021-12-06 18:32:01

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