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Maker(s) &
Production:

Chaplin, Arthur, miniaturist, French artist, 1869, France
Unknown, box maker, France

Collection:

Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton

Category(s):

miniature (painting); boxes

Name(s):

box
objet de vertu; category

Date:

after 1889 before 1935

School/Style:

French

Period:

late 19th-early 20th Century

Description(s):

tortoise-shell with miniature of a vase of flowers
Tortoise-shell set with a miniature in bodycolour and watercolour on card, mounted under glass in gilt metal. The circular box has straight sides and an almost flat pull-off lid. The circular miniature depicts a shallow vase of flowers, including roses, delphiniums and morning glory, on a marble slab.

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

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

Dimension(s):

height, box and lid, 2.7, cm
diameter, box and lid, 6.3, 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):

signature; on the base of the slab; painted; A Chaplin; painted by Arthur Chaplin
paper label; inside the lid; written in ink and stuck with glue; 222

Accession:

Object Number: M.127 & A-1973
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 2524; input: 2000-02-28; modified: 2015-08-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/2524





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