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Maker:

Unknown; maker

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.

Production
Place (legacy):

Italy, maker, country
Italian, maker, nationality

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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