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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double silk leaf painted in bodycolour and decorated with silver and gold tambour work, silver and gold sequins and gold paint. The reverse has a light tracing of the main elements of the design in red, blue and purple paint. The sticks and guards are of mother-of-pearl, etched, silvered and gilt and the guards are also back with gold foil.

Production Notes

This is a Marriage Fan; the two flaming hearts on the altars denote "eternal love".

Production Place

England (country) ()

France, (country) ()

English (nationality) ()

French (nationality) ()

Dimensions

length: (guards): 27.0 cm
width:

Period

2nd half 18th century

Date

circa 1760 to 1780

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.217-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117802; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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