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The "Infant Moses" fan

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The "Infant Moses" fan


Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




folding fan


Shape of sticks known as "Battoir"


Single vellum leaf, painted in bodycolour, showing "The Infant Moses treading on the Crown of Pharaoh"; the reverse is black with light gilding. The sticks and guards are of ivory, pierced and carved and strengthened at the head with mother-of-pearl.

Production Notes

The colouring on ther reverse is like that of fans made at Spa, near Liege, Belgium.

Production Place

Netherlands (maker) (country) ()

France (maker) (country) ()

Dutch (maker) (nationality) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()


length: (guards): 28.0 cm


early 18th Century


circa 1720


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.260-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117845; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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