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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Brisé fan; horn sticks and guards (16+2), pierced and painted in blue, green, rose-pink and red gouache. Treaded with pale brown silk ribbon. Brass rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. The sticks and guards have pointed arched ends and are pierced by stylized foliage and foliate curved lines. The area below the ribbon is painted with a row of swags of flowers and foliage.

Production Place

England (maker) (country) ()

France (maker) (country) ()

English (maker) (nationality) ()

French (maker) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Brisé fan; horn sticks and guards (16+2), pierced and painted in blue, green, rose-pink and red gouache. Treaded with pale brown silk ribbon. Brass rivet with mother-of-pearl washers

Dimensions

length: (guards): 10.7 cm
width: (whole): 20.0 cm

Period

early 19th Century

Date

circa 1800 to 1820

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

Documentation

  1. Volet, Maryse (1987) Eventails, Collection du Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genéve, Geneva [page: 137]
    [comments: Cf: A similar fan identified as French c.1815-1820, p. 137, no. 82]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.60-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117646; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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