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Box: M.121 & A-1973

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Maker(s)

Prévost, Jean Louis (Miniaturist)
Unknown

Description

Tortoise-shell with miniature of a wicker basket of flowers next to a pineapple peach and grapes

Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in watercolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has straight sides and an almost flat pull-off lid. Round the miniature is a chased mount; round this and the edge of the base and the upper rim are gilt metal reeded mounts. The circular miniature depicts a wicker basket of flowers including roses, poppies and delphiniums, next to a pineapple, peach and two bunches of grapes on a marble slab

Notes

History note: From the collection of M. Fancigny Lucinge

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 1780 - Before 1810 1810

School or Style

French

Components of the work

Miniature: composed of watercolour card Box: composed of tortoise shell Mount: composed of metal Surface Of Mount: composed of gold Cover: composed of glass Box And Lid: Diameter 9.0 cm Height 3.1 cm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J.L.P.
  • Location: On the left of the plinth
  • Method of creation: Painted
  • Initial
  • Text: 207
  • Location: Inside the lid
  • Method of creation: Written in ink and stuck with glue
  • Paper label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.121 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2887
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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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