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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Brisé fan, sticks and guards of pierced, fretted and painted in body colour bone; thumb guard of mother-of-pearl (28+2) white ribbon; iron rivet and mother-of-pearl washers. Front: the fan is decorated in three zones, the middle of which has three similar cartouches on a background of finely cut flowers and foliage with painted blossoms. The cartouches are of two blue wavy scrolls bordered with a gold line supporting a lilac pedestal; above two roses are worked in a gold medallion. Three gold lilies crown the cartouche. The zone on top, bordered by the ribbon, has three wavy blue and gold double scrolls on a similar background, each directly above a cartouche and with two roses in the middle. The bottom row is of a regular pattern. The top border is of gold dots between gold lines. The lower border is of a lilac line, the left edging of a blue line. Back: undecorated. Guards flowers and foliage bordered by a blue line.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country)

French (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Brisé fan, sticks and guards of pierced, fretted and painted in body colour bone; thumb guard of mother-of-pearl (28+2) white ribbon; iron rivet and mother-of-pearl washers.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 22.2 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century
Louis XVIII or Charles X

Date

circa 1820 to 1830

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

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. label
    Position: reverse of the front guard
    Content: 'CHEVALIER. l'...cede l'hirb... a Lyon'
    Language: French
    Translation: CHEVALIER ....... in Lyon

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.106-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117691; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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