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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Ivory sticks and guards, pierced and carved (23+2). The left guard is strengthened with a silver plaque. Cream silk ribbon. Brass? rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Front: Carved with the inscription 'SI VOUS AIMEZ CE QUE L'AIME/VOUS VOUS AIMEREZ VOUS MEME' in two lines; above between and below, pierced striations edged by dotted borders. Reverse: Undecorated. Guards: Carved with tiny flowers and birds on a pierced net ground. On the back, engraved striations, a bird and a flower.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Ivory sticks and guards, pierced and carved (23+2). The left guard is strengthened with a silver plaque. Cream silk ribbon. Brass? rivet with mother-of-pearl washers

Dimensions

length: (guards): 146 mm
width:

Period

late 18th-early 19th century

Date

circa 1790 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
    Content: 'ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM/ART & ETHNOGRAPHY' and '82'
    Description: circular printed in red ink
    Interpretation: loan label

Documentation

  1. Armstrong, Nancy (1985) Fans from the Fitzwilliam. A Selection from the Messel-Rosse Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises Ltd [page: pl. 21]
    [comments: Publ.]
  2. Catalani, Carla (1966) Waaiers, Bussum, Holland: C.A.J. van Dishoeck [page: pl. 46] 1966)
    [comments: Publ.]
  3. (1989) English and Continental Silver, Portrait Miniatures and Objects of Vertu, London: Sotheby's [page: 117] 9 February 1989)
    [comments: Cf: Another, attributed to China, c.1840, estmated at £400-500, p. 117, no. 472]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.130-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117715; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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