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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, double white silk leaf painted in bodycolour with applied painted paper and decorated with 'gold' and 'silver' sequins, stamped gold foil steel spangles and fabric. Sticks of fretted and pierced bone decorated with gold foil and steel sequins; guards of fretted and pierced bone decorated with gold foil and steel sequins (16+2). Brass rivet and mother-of-pearl washer. Front: in the centre, a young woman is dancing with a garland of flowers in her hands; her upper body is of applied steel sequins and she is in a green garden with trees and bushes. Behind the girl is a spray of stamped gold leaves. The scene is flanked by palm trees made of sequins, stamped leaves and steel stars. The top border is of a row of striped gold flowers between two rows of golden sequins; above the girl five bells are hanging between two sequin pyramids hanging from the border. Further left two hanging rows of gold sequins with steel stars; only one on the right hand side. There are sequins on the left and lower border; the top edging is of a gold foil. Back: undecorated. Sticks: fretted row of s-shaped and twigs under a row of swags bordering pierced holes and a row with applied sequins on top. Guards: both guards are decorated in the same way with pierced hole patterns and fretted twigs bordered by foil lines.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country) ()

Italy (maker) (country) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Italian (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Folding fan, double white silk leaf painted in bodycolour with applied painted paper and decorated with 'gold' and 'silver' sequins, stamped gold foil steel spangles and fabric. Sticks of fretted and pierced bone decorated with gold foil and steel sequins; guards of fretted and pierced bone decorated with gold foil and steel sequins (16+2). Brass rivet and mother-of-pearl washer.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 20.0 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century

Date

circa 1805 to 1810

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.324-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117909; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-27)

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