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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

cockade fan

Description

Brisé, cockade fan, blades of shaped and pierced horn with applied steel sequins; guards of shaped and pierced horn with applied steel sequins. (19+2) Ribbon of cream coloured silk. Opera glass magnifier set in centre as rivet. Front: Each blade is decorated in the same way with sequins following the shapes and a pierced flower is inside the ribbon; above the ribbon there are serrated rosettes enclosing sequins set in a circle and a sequin in the centre. Back: undecorated. Guards: Both guards are decorated in the same way; the upper part is shaped and decorated like the blades and the handle has three graduated circular shapes, the bottom of which has a rosette.

Production Place

France, (maker) (country)

French (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Brisé, cockade fan, blades of shaped and pierced horn with applied steel sequins; guards of shaped and pierced horn with applied steel sequins. (19+2) Ribbon of cream coloured silk. Opera glass magnifier set in centre as rivet.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 15.9 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century
Napoleon I

Date

circa 1805 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

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. label
    Position: on the back of the front guard
    Method: ink
    Content: 'Royal Scottish Art and Ethnography Museum and '123'
    Description: circular white label with red letters

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.49-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117635; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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