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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

School/Style

Empire

Description

Leaf of cream net decorated with applied gold foil and cut steels embroidered on with black thread. Sticks: lower part of pierced horn inlaid with cut steels, and above the shoulder of ivory. Guards of horn, pierced, and inlaid with cut steels. The leaf is decorated with 13 panels of of gilt-metal foil stamped with a formal design of scrolling foliage and birds. Along the top edge is a border of cut-steel flower heads from which are suspended between the foil panels, two pendant stem designs, one with a bell flower and five buds, and the other with an oval and three leaves, all stitched on with black thread. The upper edge is bound in gold foil. The lower part of the sticks are decorated with a row of small circular cut steels between two pierced patters. The guards hare pierced by diagonal lines, and inlaid with rows of three small circular cut steels, alternating with rows of tiny cut steels.

Production Place

France (maker) (country) ()

Italy (maker) (country) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Italian (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

leaf of cream net decorated with applied gold foil and cut steels embroidered on with black thread. Sticks: lower part of pierced horn inlaid with cut steels, and above the shoulder of ivory. Guards of horn, pierced, and inlaid with cut steels

Dimensions

length: (guards): 16.2 cm
width: (leaf): 31 cm

Period

early 19th Century

Date

circa 1800 to 1805

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.195-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117780; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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