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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."

from V and A Collections

Miniature-painter's box

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.