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Maker/s

Unknown

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Single paper leave, painted in watercolours and decorated with three applied photolithographs, and coloured sequins; bone sticks and guards. A monument to the independence of Beligum, dated 1830; bust portraits of Lepolod I and his wife, Louise d'Orleans (married 1832), the reverse initialed and dated '28 Avril', 'EO', and '1905'.

Single leaf of paper, painted in watercolours and decorated with three applied photolithographs and coloured sequins attached by thread. Bone sticks and guards (16+2) pierced and set with sequins and gilt. Rivet with paste button securing also the metal carrying loop. The leaf is divided into three sections by radial stripes. In the centre there is a shaped cartouche containing a monument to the Independence of Belgium; on each side there are oval cartouches containing bust portraits of Leopold I and his wife Louise d'Orleans (married 1832). The spaces are filled by scrolls, sprays of pink and red roses and blue bows, one over each photolithograph; sprays of green leaves between gilt lines form borders across the top and down each side.

Production Notes

French or Belgian?

Production Place

France (country) ()

French (nationality) ()

Belgium (country) ()

Belgian (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Folding fan, single leaf of paper, painted in watercolours and decorated with three applied photolithographs and coloured sequins attached by thread. Bone sticks and guards (16+2) pierced and set with sequins and gilt. Rivet with paste button securing also the metal carrying loop.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 22.9 cm
width:

Period

early 20th century

Date

1905

Provenance

given: Down, Sally, Mrs 1987-06-08 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Given by Mrs Sally Down

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. inscription
    Position: front, at centre
    Content: 1830
  2. inscription
    Position: back, on each stick
    Content: 28 Avril, EO, 1905

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.7-1988 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118091; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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