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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, leaf of cream-coloured mixed lace. Sticks of spliced, pierced and carved mother-of-pearl painted in gold and silver. Ribs of pierced bone (16+2). Rivet of brass; washer of mother-of-pearl; loop of brass. Front: Duchess of Brussels mixed lace with floral design. Three asymmetrically set needlepoint panels are inserted into the coarser bobbin lace, which is linked by typically zigzagging brides. Back: Undecorated. Sticks: pairs of sticks are decorated with either sprays of leaves or sprays of leaves and flowers; the reverse is undecorated. Guards: the front guard has sprays of leaves and flowers profiling the edges; the back guard has scrolling leaves on the top profiling edges.

Production Notes

The quality of both the bobbin and needle lace is rather poor.

Production Place

Belgium (maker) (country)

Belgian (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Folding fan, leaf of cream-colored mixed-lace. Sticks of spliced, pierced and carved mother-of-pearl painted in gold and silver. Ribs of pierced bone (16+2). Rivet of brass; washer of mother-of-pearl; loop of brass.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 35.3 cm
width:

Period

early 20th century

Date

circa 1900

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.338-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117923; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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