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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double leaf of cream silk, painted in bodycolour and gold, and embroidered with gold sequins and depressed beads (or sequins of a convex shape). Sticks and guards of mother-of-pearl (14+2), pierced, silvered and gilt; the guards also backed with iridescent shell. Rivet set with clear pastes. Front: Painted overall with a large central scene and two smaller lateral scenes framed by sequins. On the left, a lady holding a fishing rod in her left hand, is seated beside an urn on a pedestal. In the middle, seated and standing ladies greet a gentleman on his return from shooting, watched by another lady seated on the right. To the left, a little girl holding an umbrella and a basket is seated on the ground, and a servant approaches bearing a tray of buns. On the right, a gentleman on a shooting expedition takes a rest beside a fountain. On the right and left edges there are borders of gold and red swags of flowers and foliage, and on all edges a narrow gold and red border of C scrolls and figure of eights. Reverse: Three blue framed panels: on the left, a Chinese base, a parasol, an indeterminate object, scrolls and flowers; in the middle, a vase of flowers and a green drape within a scrolled frame with a bird perching on the top and floral sprays dangling from it; on the right, a parasol, a two flaming torches, a quiver of arrows and two doves on a frilled pedestal, linked by scrolls. Sticks: In the middle, an altar of love flanked by putti, musical trophies, paterae and sprays of leaves. Guards: On the lower part, formal leaves. On the upper part, a vase, loops, bound laurel, a putto holding a torch, doves and a bow.

Production Place

England (maker) (country) ()

France (maker) (country) ()

English (maker) (nationality) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Double leaf of cream silk, painted in gouache and gold, and embroidered with gold sequins and depressed beads (or sequins of a convex shape). Sticks and guards of mother-of-pearl (14+2), pierced, silvered and gilt; the guards also backed with iridescent shell. Rivet set with clear pastes

Dimensions

length: (guards): 27.9 cm
width:

Period

4th quarter 18th century
George III or Louis XVI

Date

circa 1785

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.211-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117796; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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