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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, maker, Italy

Collection:

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category:

fans

Name:

folding fan

Date:

1760 1770

Period:

18th century

Description:

Folding fan of "chickenskin". With a pen, ink, and wash rural scene with shepherdesses and cows. Shaped, pierced and painted ivory sticks in chinoiserie style. Guards of ivory, carved, pierced, and gilt. Inlaid with red foil.

Technique(s):

pen and ink
piercing; sticks, guards
forming; sticks
painting; sticks
carving; guards
gilding; guards
inlay; guards

Material(s):

chicken skin; leaf
pen; leaf
ink; leaf
ivory; sticks, guards
paint; sticks
gilt; guards
foil; guards; red

Dimension(s):

length, guards, 27.3, cm
width

Acquisition:

bought; 1985-01-28; Countess of Rosse, Anne

Provenance:

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Associated
Person(s):

Messel, Leonard; owner
Countess of Rosse, Anne; owner

Acquisition Credit:

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Alternative
Number:

old catalogue number; DR 26/339; Messel-Rosse Collection; 1985

Accession:

Object Number: M.31-1985
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 117617; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2016-08-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117617





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