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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, double leaf of dark green silk with net insertion, decorated with stamped, frosted gilt metal paillettes (two leaf shapes, palms, zigzag-edged panels and strips) and gold sequins. Sticks and guards of bone, pierced with simple sprays of stylized leaves (16+2). Barrel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. The leaf has two horizontal bands of decoration at the top with four vertical panels and stripes below. The upper edge has a gold binding.

Production Notes

The palmette-shaped frosted, metal, stamped paillettes made their appearance after Napoleon's North African campaign of 1798.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country) ()

Italy (maker) (country) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Italian (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Folding fan, double leaf of dark green silk with net insertion, decorated with stamped frosted gilt metal paillettes (two leaf shapes, palms, zigzag edged panels and strips) and gold sequins. Sticks and guards of bone, pierced (16+2). Barrel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 20.3 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century

Date

circa 1799 to 1820

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. label
    Position: back of left guard
    Method: printing in red ink
    Content: 'ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM./ART & ETNOGRAPHY' and '103'.
    Description: circular paper label
    Interpretation: loan label

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.322-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117907; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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