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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

School/Style

Chinoiserie

Description

Double paper leaf, decoupé by hand/stamped and painted in water colours. Sticks and guards of wood (11+2), pierced, painted, gilt and applied with flakes of abalone (?) shell, the guards strengthened at the head with ivory. Rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Front: A Chinese bird seller holding a cage containing two birds, accompanied by a Chinaman holding a furled parasol and a Chinese woman holding a screen fan. On each side there are trees, and plants in pots. Reverse: An asymmetrically placed flowering tree on a brown ground. Sticks: Sparcely decorated with a split design of sprays of flowers, bowls, a bird, a butterfly, a swan and a chinaman in a boat. Guards: Pierced motifs and painted flowers.

Production Place

Italy (maker) (country) ()

Italian (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Folding Fan. Double paper leaf, decoupe by hand/stamped and painted in water colours. Sticks and guards of wood (11+2), pierced, painted, gilt and applied with flakes of abalone (?) shell, the guards strengthened at the head with ivory. Rivet with mother-of-pearl washers

Dimensions

length: (guards): 29.0 cm
width:

Period

1st half 18th century

Date

after 1720 to 1740

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.140-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117725; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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