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Folding fan: M.168-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Double silk leaf with an inserted band of single net, decorated with gilt sequins, spangles and gilt frosted metal paillettes; the reverse is undecorated. The sticks and guards are of pierced bone, probably made in the Philippines or Canton.

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

Late 18th-early 19th century
Circa 1799 CE - 1820 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of silk
Sequins, Paillettes composed of gilt
Sticks, Guards composed of bone
Guards Length 26.9 cm

Materials used in production

Sequins
Net
Paillettes

Techniques used in production

Gilding

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.168-1985
Primary reference Number: 117753
Old catalogue number: DR 7/129
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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