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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Brisé fan, sticks of shaped, fretted, pierced, carved and painted ivory, guards of fretted and carved ivory with a magnifying glass in a brass frame at each end. Ribbon of cream textile (new). Front: In the centre, a medallion painted with a women and a man who is cutting their initials in a tree. The circle is flanked by two cartouches with baskets of flowers. All the sticks have large holes on top which overlap when the fan is open. Back: undecorated. Guards: foliage under a man holding a hat standing under a tree. The front guards and back guard have a magnifying glass fixed onto the loops on top. When the fan is closed all the loops form a window.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country)

French (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Brisé fan, sticks of shaped, fretted, pierced, carved and painted ivory, guards of fretted and carved ivory with a magnifying glass in a brass frame at each end. Ribbon of cream textile (new).

Dimensions

length: (guards): 18.9 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century
Louis XVIII

Date

circa 1820

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.107-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117692; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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