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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

cockade fan

Description

Cockade fan, sticks and guards of shaped horn, pierced and set with cut sequins (19+2). The central pivot is set with a quizzing glass and the end of each guard (handle) has a circular reducing mirror. A beige silk ribbon is threaded through the sticks. The fan is opens as a series of waves on the outer edge.

Production Place

England (maker) (country) ()

France, (maker) (country) ()

English (maker) (nationality) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Cockade fan, sticks and guards of shaped horn, pierced and set with cut sequins (19+2). The central pivot is set with a quizzing glass and the end of each guard (handle) has a circular reducing mirror. A beige silk ribbon is threaded through the sticks

Dimensions

length: (guards): 16.2 cm
width:

Period

late 18th-early 19th century

Date

circa 1790 to 1810

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

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. label
    Method: printed in red and handwritten in ink
    Content: 'ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM/ ART & ETHNOGRAPHY' with '124'
    Description: circular with rede lettering with the number in the middle
    Interpretation: indicates that it was lent to the Royal Scottish Museum, now the Royal Museum of Scotland

Documentation

  1. Armstrong, Nancy (1985) Fans from the Fitzwilliam. A Selection from the Messel-Rosse Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises Ltd [page: pl. 22]
    [comments: Publ.]
  2. Armstrong, Nancy The Art of the Fan, [page: 48]
    Source title: The Antique Collector (December 1985)
    [comments: Publ., p. 48, fig. 1]
  3. (1986) The Annual Reports of the Syndicate and of the Friends of the Fitzwilliam for the Year Ending 31 December 1985, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: pl XIII]
    [comments: Publ.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.48-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117634; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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