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Title:

Mourning Fan

Maker:

Unknown; maker

Collection:

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category:

fans

Name:

folding fan

Date:

circa 1740

School/Style:

Chinoiserie

Period:

mid 18th Century

Description:

The double paper leaf is silvered and has a grisaille design of pen. ink and wash; the reverse shows a sprig of flowers painted in grey water colours. The sticks are of pierced ivory, the guards have an addition of some carving.

Production
Note:

European, possibly Italian.

Dimension(s):

length, guards, 25.8, cm
width

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 23/311; Messel-Rosse Collection; 1985

Accession:

Object Number: M.146-1985
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 117731; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2011-12-02)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117731





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