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Maker/s

Unknown

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

School/Style

Empire

Description

Double net leaf decorated with lace cut gold foil and applied pieces of gold foile cut steel. Sticks of fretted horn with cut steel applications and incrustations backed with cut steel and gold foil. Rivet and washer of steel. Front: On the lower leaf, three rows of profiled gold foil stars, with above them swags of cut steel leaves. On the upper half gold foil lace form sits with a row of arches formed by cut steel leaves and a Greek key pattern on top. The top and lower edging are of gold foil.. Back: undecorated. Sticks: A row of pierced horn twigs, one of cut steel circles, one of pierced circles and a row of larger circles. The reverse is undecorated. Guards: Both guards are decorated in the same way: six steel circles of different size on the bottom, small circles bordering a triangular panel, backed with profiled gold foil and pierced cut steel. A cut steel anthemion motif is applied on at the top.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country) ()

Italy (maker) (country) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Italian (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

double net leaf decorated with lace cut gold foil and applied pieces of gold foil cut steel. Sticks of fretted horn with cut steel applications and incrustations backed with cut steel and gold foil. Rivet and washer of steel.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 16.2 cm
width: (leaf): 29.5 cm

Period

early 19th Century

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

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.201-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117786; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-27)

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