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Maker/s

Unknown

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

School/Style

Rococo

Description

Double paper leaf, lithographed, painted and gilt. Sticks of pierced and carved bone; guards of pierced and carved bone (12+2) rivet of brass, washer of bone, and loop of brass. Front: a bridge, people in theatrical dress, girls making music and a man courting two women. Back: a coastal scene.

Folding fan, double paper leaf, lithographed, painted and gilt. Sticks of pierced and carved bone; guards of pierced and carved bone (12+2) rivet of brass, washer of bone, and loop of brass. Front: there is a bridge with ships in the centre with people standing and sitting on and around it in theatrical dress. On the bottom of the steps there is a group of two sitting women with a woman and a man standing behind them. On the left, two girls are making music with a lute and a harp, two children are sitting on the ground and are playing the pipe; there is also a man courting two women and a man sitting on the balustrade. On the left and right respectively there is a goat and a stag leaping through a scroll. Further left a couple and on the right three girls in front of a pedestal and bushes; in the background on the right there are trees beside the water and on the left there is a fountain and a balustrade. On the left a musical trophy has been added. The top border is of leaves and pink berries and the edging is of gold foil. Back: a coastal scene with a building flanked by bushes and bordered by opulent gold scrolls and flowers. The top edging is decorated with a gold zigzag line. Sticks: Four sticks at a time form a vase of flowers, flanked by deer and bordered by scrolling leaves and big flowers on the top corners. The reverse is undecorated. Guards: Both guards are decorated with an S-scroll on the shoulder, enclosing a rose, in the lower half and the 'Lion of Castile' in the top half. The guards proper are decorated with fruit and foliage.

Production Place

Spain (country)

Spanish (nationality)

Technique Description

Folding fan, double paper leaf, lithographed, painted and gilt. Sticks of pierced and carved bone; guards of pierced and carved bone (12+2) rivet of brass, washer of bone, and loop of brass.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 27 cm
width: (whole): 51 cm

Period

late 19th Century

Date

circa 1870

Provenance

bequeathed: Gaddow, Hans, Mrs 1937-10-20 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Bequeathed by Mrs Hans Gaddow

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. label
    Position: fixed to loop
    Method: hand written
    Content: "Beautiful Spanish Fan bought by Hans Gadow for his mother- about 1884-5-note the Lion of Castile on the handles-20oct 1907"

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.64-1937 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118073; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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