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Mourning Fan


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Title/s

Mourning Fan

Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

School/Style

Chinoiserie

Description

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) ()

Dimensions

length: (guards): 25.8 cm
width:

Period

mid 18th Century

Date

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

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