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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, double paper leaf, lithographed, painted in bodycolour and gilt. Sticks and guards of pierced, carved and gilt ivory, the latter backed with gold (18+2). Rivet of brass; washer of mother-of-pearl. Pastoral scene on the front and back.

Folding fan, double paper leaf, lithographed, painted in bodycolour and gilt. Sticks and guards of pierced, carved and gilt ivory, the latter backed with gold (18+2). Rivet of brass; washer of mother-of-pearl. Front: in the centre, in front of a rock, a woman is sitting on the ground with an open book of music on her lap; behind her a standing couple, to her right a man with a stick and a woman sitting on the ground. On the left, under a tree, sits a shepherdess with sheep being courted by a young man. On the right, next to a pedestal a sitting couple and a young woman pulling down flowers on the pedestal are worked. There is a stream in the foreground with two sheep lying on the bank. Scrolling gold foliage and flowers on a dark ground flanks the scene. The top edging is of gold foil and scrolls; the lower border has a gold line. Back: a couple is sitting under a tree, two wreaths above the woman's head, children are playing in the foreground on a bank and people are dancing in the background on the left. There is a building in the background on the right, partly covered by forest. The scene is bordered by scrolling foliage on the top. Sticks: The sticks are decorated with horizontal, vertical and diagonal stripes and there are five symmetrically set cartouches with flowers; the first and last sticks are applied with gold foil. Guards: Both guards are decorated in a similar way; there are leaf shapes on the shoulder, flowers and zigzag patterns on the guard proper.

Production Place

Spain (maker) (country)

Spanish (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Folding fan, double paper leaf, lithographed, painted in bodycolour and gilt. Sticks and guards of pierced, carved and gilt ivory, the latter backed with gold (18+2). Rivet of brass; washer of mother-of-pearl.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 27.0 cm
width:

Period

mid 19th century

Date

circa 1850

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.244-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117829; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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