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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, double leaf of greenish-white silk, decorated with an applied, circular, coloured mezzotint of two little girls and a cat in a landscape, embroidery in two shades of green, two shades of purple and cream silk, and gold sequins of two shapes. Sticks and guards of carved, pierced, silvered and gilt mother-of-pearl (16+2). Rivet set with clear pastes. The central print is flanked by horizontal sprays of flowers and leaves, entwined with sequins, with small groups of sequins below and borders of sequins on all sides. The top has a gold binding. The sticks and guards are pierced with flowers in baskets, flaming hearts and trophies.

Production Place

England (maker) (country)

English (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Folding fan, double leaf of greenish-white silk, decorated with an applied, circular, coloured mezzotint, embroidery in two shades of green, two shades of purple and cream silk, and gold sequins of two shapes. Sticks and guards of carved, pierced, silvered and gilt mother-of-pearl (16+2). Rivet set with clear pastes.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 24.4 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century

Date

circa 1800 to 1830

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.231-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117816; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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