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Mourning Fan

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Mourning Fan


Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




folding fan




The double paper leaf is silvered and has a grisaille design of pen. ink and wash; the reverse shows a sprig of flowers painted in grey water colours. The sticks are of pierced ivory, the guards have an addition of some carving.

Production Notes

This Chinoiserie fan may have been used for mourning.

Production Place

Europe (maker) (continent)

European (maker) (nationality)

Italy (maker) (country) ()

Italian (maker) (nationality) ()


length: (guards): 25.8 cm


mid 18th Century


circa 1740


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.146-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117731; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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