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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Brisé fan, sticks of finely pierced, painted and gilt ivory; guards of finely pierced and gilt ivory (20+2). Ribbon of cream coloured textile. Rivet of gilt metal, washer of stamped gilt metal. Front: there are three circular, gold bordered medallions, the middle of which is surrounded by a blue trapezoid shaped ribbon with a gold fern-like border; the central scene has a village beside a lake with mountains in the background and two big trees on the bank; a road with groups of people winds towards the village. On each side there is a circular medallion painted in grisaille with figures in classical dress; on the left a woman sitting at tables and a man with a helmet; on the right a standing woman. The sticks and guards are shaped to resemble Gothic pinnacles and pierced to resemble lace. On the ribbon zone there are gold quatrefoils. On each stick there is a small, circular medallion painted in grisaille on a green, purple background to resemble cameos. Guards: Both decorated in the same way: flowers on the bottom, a diapered lozenge, flowers, a triangle, a net pattern and a gold flower decoration on top.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country)

French (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Brisé fan, sticks of finely pierced, painted and gilt ivory; guards of finely pierced and gilt ivory (20+2). Ribbon of cream coloured textile. Rivet of gilt metal, washer of stamped gilt metal.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 18.8 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century
Napoleon I or Louis XVIII

Date

circa 1800 to 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

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. label
    Method: printing black ink
    Content: 'ROYAL SCOTTISH ART AND ETHNOGRAHY MUSEUM' and '18'
    Interpretation: loan label

Documentation

  1. Thornton, Peter K. Une des plus belles collections d'eventails du monde, [page: 97]
    Source title: Connaissance des Arts (April 1963)
    [comments: Publ. p. 97, no. 5]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.108-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117693; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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