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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, leaf of white guipure lace without a net ground worked in cotton thread. Sticks and guards of spliced mother-of-pearl (16+2) ribs of pierced bone. Rivet of steel and washer of mother-of-pearl and a brass loop. Front: Duchesse de Brussels lace with sprigs linked by typical zigzagging brides. Back and guards are undecorated.

Production Notes

The lace was probably made in Bruges, or one of the smaller lace-making towns of Flanders, Belgium.

Production Place

England (maker) (country) ()

France (maker) (country) ()

English (maker) (nationality) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Folding fan, leaf of white guipure lace without a net ground worked in cotton thread. Sticks and guards of spliced mother-of-pearl (16+2) ribs of pierced bone. Rivet of steel and washer of mother-of-pearl and a brass loop.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 35.0 cm
width:

Period

late 19th Century

Date

after 1870 to 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.339-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117924; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-01-11)

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