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Marriage Fan: M.222-1985

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Titles

Marriage Fan

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Double leaf of silk, painted in bodycolour, gold and silver, and decorated with gold tambour work and sequins. Sticks and guards of horn (12+2), shaped, pierced, silvered, gilt and set with clear pastes brilliants; guards also backed by irridescent shell. Rivet set with clear pastes. Design of outdoor scene.

Double leaf of silk, painted in bodycolour, gold and silver, and decorated with gold tambour work and sequins. Sticks and guards of horn (12+2), shaped, pierced, silvered, gilt and set with clear pastes brilliants; guards also backed by irridescent shell. Rivet set with clear pastes. Front: Painted in the middle with a lady and gentleman seated in a landscape, watching a young girl with a basket on her head; in the background to right another lady is seated resting her head on her hand. The scene is enclosed by a shaped frame of tambour work and sequins flanked by butterflies. To right and left painted and tamboured floral sprays enclose an altar of love with a putto flying above. The edges are bordered by red, gold and silver floral sprays and blue and white herring bone pattern. Reverse: painted in the middle with a musical trophy suspended by a pink bow, and surrounded by sprays of leaves and gold foliate scrolls. The design on the front is outlined in red, but instead of putti, the altars are srumounted by urns of flowers. The edges are bordered by gold and red scrolls and flowers. Sticks: Of two different shapes, elaboratedly and somewhat clumsily pierced: on the four central sticks, a gentleman and a seated lady, flanked by a cupid on a pedestal and an urn; on the four sticks on each side, flowers growing from a basket with smaller baskets above, flanked by pairs of doves holding a wreath in their beaks. Guards: On the lower part, flowers; on the upper part, a basket, a girl standing beisde an urn and a half sun.

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 Museum

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 18th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1760

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Components of the work

Leaf: composed of tambour work ( gold) sequins bodycolour silk Guards: composed of shell ( irridescent) Length 25.2 cm
Sticks+guards: composed of horn

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.222-1985
Primary reference Number: 117807
Old catalogue number: DR 2/10
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Folding fan" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117807 Accessed: 2021-12-03 07:49:15

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