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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, miniaturist, Switzerland, possibly
G.G, goldsmith
, box maker, Switzerland, possibly

Collection:

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton

Category(s):

miniature (painting); boxes

Name(s):

snuff box
objets de vertu; category

Date:

1800 1825

School/Style:

Swiss

Period:

first quarter of 19th century

Description(s):

Gold and enamel; shaped semi-circular box with a miniature of a wicker basket of flowers
Gold and enamel; shaped semi-circular box with flat hinged lid and straight sides. The lid, sides and base of the box are engraved with decorative engine-turned panels and borders, which are enamelled in dark blue, light blue and white. On the lid is a miniature painted on a fondant ground depicting a wicker basket of flowers next to a pair of peaches and bunch of grapes on a marble slab, against a rocky and mountainous landscape.

Material(s):

gold; whole
enamel; decoration
enamel; miniature

Dimension(s):

height, box and lid, 1.5, cm
length, box and lid, 9.3, cm
width, box and lid, 4.9, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1973-04-06; Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.

Provenance:

not known before testator

Acquisition Credit:

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest

Inscription(s):

maker's mark; inside the lid; struck; G.G; unidentified maker's mark
inscription; inside the lid; scratch engraved; illegible; probably a retailer's reference or stock number

Documentation:

Snowman, A. K.. 1966. Eighteenth Century Gold Boxes of Europe.London: Faber & Faber
Cf: for a similarly shaped box with a scene signed by Richter of Geneva, see ill. no. 739, middle left

Accession:

Object Number: M.135-1973
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 150699; input: 2007-08-20; modified: 2015-03-20)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/150699





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