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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding fan, sticks of bone, pierced and painted with bodycolour and lacquer with applied,stamped gold spangles. Ribbon of green moiré. Guards of carved and painted ivory, thumb guard of tortoiseshell (27+2). Rivet of iron and washer of horn. Front: the upper part is pierced with different patterns in four zones, seperated by rows of different spangles and decorated with eleven miniature portraits on ovals in the middle; on the bottom, a little chinoiserie with four circus acrobats. The ribbon is fixed on top of the sticks. Back: two rows of leaf, flower and snail spangles and a chinoiserie with three Chinamen on the bottom (Indistinct trees in the medallions). Guards: both guards are decorated in a similar way: a lozenge, a burning heart on a blue roughened background, a Chinaman in an oval and a shell on a rough blue surface. The reverse of the guards are decorated with sprays of flowers and a Chinese figure

Production Place

Netherlands (maker) (country) ()

Dutch (maker) (nationality) ()

Europe (maker) (continent)

European (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Folding fan, sticks of bone, pierced and painted with bodycolour and lacquer with applied, stamped gold spangles. Ribbon of green moiré. Guards of carved and painted ivory, thumb guard of tortoiseshell (27+2). Rivet of iron and washer of horn.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 21.6 cm
width:

Period

early 18th Century

Date

circa 1700

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.349-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117934; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-27)

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