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Zodiac Fan


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Title/s

Zodiac Fan

Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double paper leaf with a hand coloured stipple engraving of three seperate scenes, together with a border showing the signs of the Zodiac. The imprint reads "Published at the Act directs by J. Cock, J.P. Crowder & Co. 21 Wood Street Cheapside London, Oct 2. 1801". The sticks and guards are of pierced and polished ivory.

Production Notes

Unusually, rays of the sun stream from the Scorpio sign, showing that this fan may have been a birthday gift.

Production Place

England (maker) (country)

English (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

length: (guards): 29.1 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century
George III

Date

circa 1801

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

Documentation

  1. (27 October 1988-26 February 1989) Treasures for the Nation, Conserving our Heritage, London: British Museum [page: 75]
    [comments: Publ., p. 75, no. 48]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.216-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117801; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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