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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding, cabriolet, fan; double paper leaf painted in bodycolour. Sticks of pierced and painted bone; guards of carved and painted bone (20+2). Rivet set with clear pastes. Front: Two military scenes. The broader band, on top, has two soldiers sitting in front of a tent behind drums; one is standing with a spear in a boat on the river that cuts off a castle in the background. In the central background there is a sailing boat; on the right there is a soldier in a boat and a dark wall; on the left a soldier is standing next to a woman in front of a house smoking a pipe. The narrower band shows a soldier in a tent, flanked by trees and water. Both bands are bordered by flowers and slightly scrolling leaves, and have gold edgings. Back: on both bands there are scenes of a building on a small island with trees, surrounded by water; the borders are of flowers and leaves. Sticks: between the leaves, each stick has a lozenge surrounded by four circles. The lower part of the sticks is decorated with loose sprays of flowers. Back: undecorated. Guards: the front guard is decorated with blue and pink slightly scrolling leaves, flowers and fruit on the top and the background has pink leaves and fruit in the middle as well as on top.

Production Place

Germany (maker) (country) ()

Netherlands (maker) (country) ()

Denmark (maker) (country) ()

Northwest Europe (maker) (continent)

German (maker) (nationality) ()

Dutch (maker) (nationality) ()

Danish (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Folding, cabriolet, fan; double paper leaf painted in bodycolour. Sticks of pierced and painted bone; guards of carved and painted bone (20+2). Rivet set with clear pastes.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 26.9 cm
width:

Period

mid 18th Century

Date

circa 1750 to 1760

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

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. number
    Position: back guard
    Method: writing
    Content: 100
    Description: written in pencil
  2. number
    Position: first stick
    Method: inscribed
    Content: W10
    Description: inscribed in ink

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.279-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117864; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-02-15)

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