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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, double leaf of cream silk decorated with inset criss-crossed gut, silver foil ribbon, silver sequins and painted gold dots. The upper edge has a silver binding. Sticks of pierced and silvered ivory, backed with mother-of-pearl; guards of pierced, carved and silvered ivory backed with mother-of-pearl (12+2). Rivet set with clear pastes. The criss-crossed gut forms fifty-two oval peepholes in vertical groups of four, edged with silver foil ribbon, between which are wavy lines of sequins attached by stitching. Along the top there is a wavy line of sequins and gold dots.

Production Place

Germany (maker) (country)

German (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Folding fan, double leaf of cream silk decorated with inset criss-crossed gut, silver foil ribbon, silver sequins and painted gold dots. The upper edge has a silver binding. Sticks of pierced and silvered ivory, backed with mother-of-pearl; guards of pierced, carved and silvered ivory backed with mother-of-pearl (12+2). Rivet set with clear pastes.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 27.3 cm
width:

Period

3rd quarter 18th Century

Date

circa 1760

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.152-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117737; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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