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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Sticks of cut and pierced ivory, painted in polychrome and decorated with feathers and painted applications. Guards cut, pierced and carved ivory (25+2). Ribbon of white silk; rivet set with clear circular, cut pastes. Front: below the ribbon, the fan is decorated in nine rows of different pierced patterns, bordered by rows of dots. The painted area above the ribbon has a bird sitting on sprays of roses in the centre, bordered by alternating butterflies and birds amid sprays of flowers. Back: undecorated. Guards: Both guards have similar pierced decoration with a snowflake motif near the top.

Production Notes

Made in China but decorated in the Netherlands

Production Place

China (maker) (country) ()

Chinese (maker) (nationality) ()

Netherlands (decorator) (country) ()

Dutch (decorator) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Sticks of cut and pierced ivory, painted and decorated with feathers and painted applications. Guards cut, pierced and carved ivory (25+2). Ribbon of white silk; rivet set with clear pastes

Dimensions

length: (guards): 17.1 cm
width: (whole): 30.5 cm

Period

early 19th Century

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: on back of last stick when looking at fan from the front
    Method: hand-written in faded black ink
    Content: 106327/o/-/ Chinese
    Description: rectangular paper

Documentation

  1. Deburaux, Societé de ventes aux enchères publiques (2007) Eventails XVI, Colmar, Paris: Deburaux [page: 14, 21] 25 May 2007)
    [comments: Cf. p. 14 illustrated p. 21, a fan with different ivory sticks but comparable decoration at the ends]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.111-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117696; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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