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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

School/Style

Chinoiserie

Description

Double chickenskin leaf, painted in bodycolour and silvered; the reverse shows fishermen by a river with boats. The sticks are of painted ivory and the guards of polished bamboo, strengthened with tortoiseshell at the head.

Production Place

Northern Europe (maker) (continent)

Dimensions

length: (guards): 25.2 cm
width:

Period

mid 18th Century

Date

circa 1740 to 1750

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.133-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117718; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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