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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, embroidered in three shades of pink, two shades of lavender, light brown and cream silk with gilt metallic thread and with gold sequins of two shapes. Sticks and guards of ivory, pierced, silvered and gilt (16+2). Rivet set with clear pastes. In the centre, a floral motif with sequin border above and on each side. The top edge has a gold binding.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country)

French (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

length: (guards): 18.8 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century
Napoleon I

Date

circa 1800 to 1815

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

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. label
    Position: back of left guard
    Method: printing
    Content: 'ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM. ART & ETHNOGRAPHY',and '116'
    Description: printed in red
    Interpretation: loan label

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.189-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117774; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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