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Folding fan: M.140-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Double paper leaf, decoupé by hand/stamped and painted in water colours. Sticks and guards of wood (11+2), pierced, painted, gilt and applied with flakes of abalone (?) shell, the guards strengthened at the head with ivory. Rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Front: A Chinese bird seller holding a cage containing two birds, accompanied by a man holding a furled parasol and a woman holding a screen fan. On each side there are trees, and plants in pots. Reverse: An asymmetrically placed flowering tree on a brown ground. Sticks: Sparcely decorated with a split design of sprays of flowers, bowls, a bird, a butterfly, a swan and a man in a boat. Guards: Pierced motifs and painted flowers.

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

First half of 18th Century
After 1720 CE - Before 1740 CE

School or Style

Chinoiserie

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper ( double) Sticks+guards composed of abalone shell ( flakes of) wood gilt Guards composed of ivory Length 29 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.140-1985
Primary reference Number: 117725
Old catalogue number: DR 18/241
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 6 September 2021 Last processed: Monday 6 September 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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