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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, maker, Dutch

Collection:

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category:

fans

Name:

brisé fan

Date:

circa 1815

Period:

early 19th Century

Description:

Brisé fan, sticks of horn with inlaid steel sequins painted in bodycolour and gold; guards of horn inlaid with steel sequins painted in gold (18+2). Ribbon of cream coloured silk. Rivet of brass; washers of steel. Front: two exotic birds are sitting on branches holding two ribbons from a wreath, which is placed in the centre; the background has gold stars and a chain of sequins borders the scene. On the top of each stick above the ribbon there is a plant under an arch of sequins. Back: undecorated. Guards: a chain of sequins borders leaves and flowers.

Technique(s):

inlay (process); sticks+guards
painting; sticks+guards
weaving; ribbon

Material(s):

horn; sticks+guards
bodycolour; sticks+guards
steel sequins; sticks+guards
steel; rivet of brass

Technique
Description:

Brisé fan, sticks of horn with inlaid steel sequins painted in bodycolour and gold; guards of horn inlaid with steel sequins painted in gold (18+2). Ribbon of cream coloured silk. Rivet of brass; washers of steel

Dimension(s):

length, guards, 15.5, cm
width, whole, 28.5, cm

Acquisition:

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

Provenance:

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

Associated
Person(s):

Messel, Leonard; owner
Anne, Countess of Rosse; 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 5/79; Messel-Rosse Collection; 1985

Accession:

Object Number: M.78-1985
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 117664; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2013-12-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117664





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