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Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




folding fan


Folding fan, cream gauze, single leaf, decorated with pierced and frosted stamped gilt-metal paillettes imitating filigree (22), and cut steel cornflower sprays attached by black thread; gold binding on the upper edge. Sticks and guards of pierced and gilt copper or brass (12+2) nail rivet with blue-black washers. The gold panels, each overlaid by a cut steel, are arranged as a border at the top of the leaf; the rest of the cut steels are arranged in vertical rows of three between sticks. The reverse is undecorated.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country) ()

Italy (maker) (country) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Italian (maker) (country) ()


length: (guards): 16.1 cm


late 18th/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.197-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117782; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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