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Maker:

Unknown; maker

Collection:

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category:

fans

Name:

brisé fan

Other Name:

wedge-shaped brisé fan

Date:

circa 1710 circa 1720

Period:

early 18th Century

Description:

Ivory sticks, pierced, painted in red, green, slate blue, brown, black, and gold. Guards: plain ivory painted in brown, red, green and gold, the head strengthened with tortoiseshell. (20+2) Gold stringing. Rivet of brass ?.
Front: The decoration is arranged in four horizontal bands. 1. Geometrical motifs, pierced and painted red, green and gold. 2. A European outdoor scene in which two servants bring a pig or tiger to a pipe-smoking gentleman seated beside a standing gentleman who is extending his arm towards another servant, who carries a stick. On both sides there is a long-tailed exotic bird among flowers and foliage. 3.Three oval panels reserved in a red band, the centre oval is painted with a crab and a fish, the others with stylized plants. 4. Foliage and flowers. The area below the shoulder is undecorated.
Reverse: The same design reversed.
Guards: Prunus sprays

Production
Place (legacy):

China, maker, country
Chinese, maker, nationality

Production
Note:

Chinese for European market, possibly made in China and painted in Holland.

Technique(s):

piercing; sticks
painting; sticks+guards
strengthening; guards
stringing; sticks+guards

Material(s):

ivory; sticks+guards
paint; sticks+guards; red, green, slate blue, brown, black, gold
tortoise shell; guards
gold; stringing
brass (alloy); rivet; probably

Technique
Description:

Ivory sticks, pierced, painted in red, green, slate blue, brown, black, and gold. Guards plain ivory painted in brown, red, green and gold, the head strengthened with tortoiseshell. (20+2) Gold stringing. Rivet of brass ?.

Dimension(s):

length, guards, 25.6, cm
width

Acquisition:

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

Provenance:

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); 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/12/172; Messel-Rosse Collection

Accession:

Object Number: M.85-1985
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 117671; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2012-09-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117671





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