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Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




folding fan


The leaf is of double paper painted in bodycolour. The fan opens up both ways, showing four separate scenes on each: one in chinoiserie, the other three European, all gilt and, apparently, by the same hand. The sticks and guards are of ivory, pierced and carved, gilt in three tones and with gilt sequins; in addition, the guards are backed with foil and mother-of-pearl.

Production Place

England (maker) (country) ()

France (maker) (country) ()

English (maker) (nationality) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Europe (maker) (continent) ()


length: (guards): 27.8 cm


4th quarter 18th century


circa 1775 to 1780


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.142-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117727; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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