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Maker(s) &
Production:

Dael, Jan Frans van, miniaturist, Belgian artist, 1764-1840, France
Unknown, box maker, France

Production
Note:

Jan Frans van Dael was Flemish but worked in Paris

Collection:

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton

Category(s):

miniature (painting); boxes

Name(s):

box
objet de vertu; category

Date:

circa 1784 before 1840

School/Style:

French box with Flemish painting

Period:

late 18th-mid 19th century

Description(s):

tortoise-shell with oval miniature of a wicker basket of flowers
Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The rectangular box has slightly concave sides with a gilt metal hinge. The oval miniature depicts a wicker basket of flowers including roses, narcissi, auriculas and delphiniums, on a marble slab.

Material(s):

tortoise shell; box
card; miniature
bodycolour; miniature
glass; cover
metal; mount
gold; surface of mount
metal; hinge
gold; surface of hinge

Technique
Description:

The shell of a turtle (known as tortoiseshell) was carved, heated and pressed to form a box; a gilt hinge was pinned to the box. The miniature was painted on card and set under glass with a gilt metal mount.

Dimension(s):

height, box and lid, 2.5, cm
length, box and lid, 8.7, cm
width, box and lid, 5.6, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1973-12; Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

Provenance:

from the Emile Artus Collection

Acquisition Credit:

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Inscription(s):

signature; on the left of the marble slab; painted; VANDAEL; painted by Jan Frans van Dael
paper label; inside the lid; written in ink and stuck with glue; 79

Accession:

Object Number: M.86-1973
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 1287; input: 2000-01-21; modified: 2015-08-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/1287





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