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Box: M.70 & A-1973

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Possibly Roman, Jean (Miniaturist)
Unknown (Box maker)


Boxwood lined with tortoise-shell, with miniature of flowers in a blue vase

Boxwood and tortoise-shell set with a miniature in oil, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has slightly concave sides and an almost flat pull-off lid. The interior is lined in tortoise-shell. The circular miniature depicts a blue vase of flowers including roses.

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Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1800

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Components of the work

Lining composed of tortoise shell Mount composed of metal Miniature composed of oil paint Box composed of boxwood Surface Of Mount composed of gold Cover composed of glass Box And Lid Diameter 7.9 cm Height 2.6 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.70 & A-1973
Primary reference Number: 2945
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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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