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Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




folding fan




Double paper leaf folding fan. Paper leaf fan with pierced and gilt lower sticks (gorge) and guards. The front is decorated in the 'applied faces' style and bordered with a floral garland on a red background. The reverse shows a large, central scene of a couple, a cavalier and lady, walking in a parkland setting. The reverse border is decorated in gold leaf with flowers, leaves and floral sprays on a pink or bodycolour (?) ground.

Production Notes

Chinese for the export market, or European chinoiserie.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Italian (maker) (nationality)


height: width:


2nd half 18th century/ 19th century


circa 1750 to 1880


bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-92)

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.389-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117973; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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