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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double paper leaf, hand-coloured with applied mezzotint. The central section of the front shows three seperate group scenes and the reverse, a smaller scene of a grape harvest. The bone sticks and guards are pierced, carved, silvered, gilt and painted; the upper section of the guard has additional decoration of gilt metal and, on the obverse only, a framed mirror.

Production Place

Spain (maker) (country)

Spanish (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

length: (guards): 29.7 cm
width:

Period

2nd half 19th century

Date

circa 1850 to 1880

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.249-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117834; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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