Ivory container with 9 circular ivory palettes, belonging to the miniaturist George Engleheart (1750-1829) Museum no. P.17-1925. Portrait Miniatures: Materials & Techniques - Victoria and Albert Museum
Blue and white jasper ware paint chest or box for moist watercolours, with granulated ground and relief of boys carrying game, from Fiammingo: English, Staffordshire, Etruria, by Wedgwood, c. 1787. National Museums Scotland.
Metal paint box belonging to the miniaturist George Engleheart (1750-1829) Containing ceramic pots and paints Museum no. P.16-1925. Portrait Miniatures: Materials & Techniques - Victoria and Albert Museum
1790s Miniature Portrait Painter's Box - "This late eighteenth century artist’s box is like a portable portrait studio. It’s believed to have belonged to an unknown American traveling artist and contains all the tools and materials they would need to paint portrait miniatures on ivory with either powdered color or watercolor."
Miniature-painter's box | V&A . . .believed to have belonged to Richard Crosse (1742-1810). A frame at the top probably contained a piece of ground glass or some other material to diffuse the light. Below this is a little ledge of which the painter placed his ivory while he was at work. In the compactly arranged drawers the painter kept his colours, palette, etc.
1790s Miniature Portrait Painter's Box (detail) - "Since the portraits were so small, the artist was able to use the lid of the box as an easel, which could be raised to an angle with brass struts. The ivory would have been secured on the baize with common pins, and a container of them can be found in this box. And finally, several completed ivory portraits were kept within the box to showcase the miniaturist’s skill to prospective sitters."