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Corradino Fan: M.40-1985

Object information

Titles

Corradino Fan

Maker(s)

Fdo. Coustellier & Cie (Manufacturer)

Description

Folding fan, double leaf, chicken skin on the back and paper on the front, printed in black, painted in watercolours and gilt. Sticks of carved and pierced ivory inlaid with cut steel sequins. Guards of carved and pierced ivory overlaid with engraved steel plates and clouté with steels. Music and figures on front, pseudo-Turkish scene on back.

Folding fan, double leaf, chicken skin on the back and paper on the front, printed in black, painted in watercolours and gilt. Sticks of carved and pierced ivory inlaid with cut steel sequins. Guards of carved and pierced ivory overlaid with engraved steel plates and clouté with steels; the head is strengthened with mother-of-pearl. (16+2) Steel rivet with ivory washers. Front: in the middle, a bearded man in a long furred gown addresses three young ladies, standing in a landscape with trees at the sides. Above in gold, the title 'Corradino' is printed. The rest of the leaf, including the area over the title is occupied by the music and the words of the song in Italian and Spanish. The left, upper and right edges have a formal border incorporating stylised flowers, leaves and half rosettes in gold and black. The lower right corner is inscribed 'FC.No 481 1/2'. Back: a pseudo-Turkish scene of two girls dancing with a scarf while a man seated beside a palm tree plays a stringed instrument. Inscribed below 'Belleville No 280'. On either side there is a spray of stylised flowers and foliage in gold, pink and red. The upper edge has a border of gold S-scrolls, floral sprays and interlacing semi-circles; the left and right edges have gold S-scrolls; and the lower edge a continuous stem of leaves. Sticks and Guards: unusual piercing, so that when closed it is possible to see through the guards and sticks.

Notes

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

Legal notes

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

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne

Dating

Second quarter of 19th century
Louis-Phillipe I
Production date: circa AD/CE 1830

Note

On the front are the music and words in Italian and Spanish of a song entitled CORRADINO. The lower right corner is marked 'FC.No 481 1/2'. On the reverse is a pseudo Turkish scene, and floral sprays marked below, 'Belleville No.280.'

The firm of Fdo. Coustellier & Cie of Paris had an extensive export trade with Spain, and in 1829 founded a branch there. Corradino was one of two alternative titles for Rossini's opera, Mathilde de Shabran, first performed in Rome in 1821.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Guards: composed of steel ( plates) mother-of-pearl Length 21.6 cm
Leaf: composed of paper watercolours chicken skin gilt ink Sticks: composed of steel sequins Sticks+guards: composed of ivory

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.40-1985
Primary reference Number: 117626
Old catalogue number: DR 22/280
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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