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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double leaf of silk printed and hand coloured showing a portrait bust and inscribed "Madame Fille de Louis XVI" and "Duchefse d'Angouleme" showing her coat of arms. The remainder of the leaf is embroidered with silver sequins and silvered frosted metal paillettes; the reverse is plain. The sticks and guards are of bone and are pierced and gilt, the guards having the addition of cut steels.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country)

French (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

length: (guards): 17.5 cm
width:

Period

late 18th century
First Republic (Consulate)

Date

circa 1799

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.311-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117896; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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