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Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




brisé fan


Sticks and guards of stained horn with rounded serrated ends, decorated with applied gold foil; steel rivet and washers and brown silk ribbon. Front; In the centre, a man with a hat is standing in front of a little building (perhaps a mausoleum), trees and two crosses; to the right and left there are sprays of leaves, a swag of leaves and a sprays of flowers. There is a narrow fan-shaped border, which is decorated with leaves at the top and with stripes on the other sides. On the top of each stick there are either three or five leaves. Back: undecorated. Guards: both guards are decorated in the same way with pendant leaves and lozenges.

Production Place

Spain (maker) (country)

Spanish (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Brisé fan; sticks and guards of stained and gilt horn, steel rivet and washers and brown silk ribbon.


length: (guards): 13.5 cm
width: (whole): 24.5 cm


early 19th Century


circa 1810 to 1820


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

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.84-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117670; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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