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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Sticks of cut, pierced, carved and gilt ivory; guards of pierced and gilt ivory, backed with foil and with profiled gold foil. Ribbon of white kid leather. Rivet of steel, washer of steel. Front: there are three gold bordered cartouches with backgrounds of striations, the middle one of which has a fan leaf segment shape showing a couple with a basket of flowers surrounded by trees and arches with classical columns; there is a bird with open wings on the left and two kissing doves on the right on a pedestal. The flanking lobed cartouches are decorated in the same way, enclosing a dog sitting on a pedestal under three swags and between sprays of leaves. The ribbon zone is decorated with gold rectangles with zigzag lines. On the bottom of each stick there is a leaf and on top there is a gold-bordered semicircle with a half flower. In the background there are two flaming hearts and an arrow between sprays of leaves. Back: undecorated. Guards: both guards are decorated in the same way with a slightly scrolling spray of leaves on top. The whole ornament is bordered by a gold frame.

Production Place

Italy (maker) (country)

Italian (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Sticks of cut, pierced, carved and gilt ivory; guards of pierced and gilt ivory, backed with foil and with profiled gold foil. Ribbon of white kid leather. Rivet of steel, washer of steel.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 13.8 cm
width: (whole): 24.8 cm

Period

early 19th Century

Date

circa 1810 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
    Position: on the back of the right guard
    Method: printed in red and hand-written in black
    Content: 'ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM'\ART & ETHNOGRAPHY' surrounding '75'
    Description: circular white paper label printed in red with text round the edge between two concentric circles, surrounding the number hand-written in black
    Interpretation: loan label

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.131-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117716; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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