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Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




folding fan


Folding fan, leaf of white net with a gold paper binding along the top, decorated with a wide band of applied stamped and cut gold metallic sheet in panels, over which there are polished steel panels with elliptical piercing and three rows of swags. Below there are polished steel palmettes with three leaves below each. All the polished steels are attached by black silk thread. Sticks and guards of ivory (12+2), the sticks are shaped and pierced with stylized plant motifs and set with a star and three small circular polished steels. The guards are pierced by a wedge-shaped hole laid over a pierced sheet of steel, surrounded by borders of small circular steels. Steel rivet.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country) ()

Italy (maker) (country) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Italian (maker) (country) ()


length: width:


early 19th Century


circa 1800


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.196-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117781; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-27)

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