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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Brisé fan, sticks of horn with inlaid steel sequins painted in bodycolour and gold; guards of horn inlaid with steel sequins painted in gold (18+2). Ribbon of cream coloured silk. Rivet of brass; washers of steel. Front: two exotic birds are sitting on branches holding two ribbons from a wreath, which is placed in the centre; the background has gold stars and a chain of sequins borders the scene. On the top of each stick above the ribbon there is a plant under an arch of sequins. Back: undecorated. Guards: a chain of sequins borders leaves and flowers.

Production Place

Netherlands (maker) (country)

Dutch (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Brisé fan, sticks of horn with inlaid steel sequins painted in bodycolour and gold; guards of horn inlaid with steel sequins painted in gold (18+2). Ribbon of cream coloured silk. Rivet of brass; washers of steel

Dimensions

length: (guards): 15.5 cm
width: (whole): 28.5 cm

Period

early 19th Century

Date

circa 1815

Provenance

bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.78-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117664; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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