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Folding fan: M.169-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Folding fan of double dark blue silk, embroidered with gilt stamped metal pailletes and sequins. Sticks and guards of ebonized wood, the latter with ivory strengtheners.

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 19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1840 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of silk ( dark blue)
Guards composed of ivory ( strengtheners) Length 26.6 cm
Sticks, Guards composed of wood
Paillettes

Materials used in production

Sequins
Paillettes

Techniques used in production

Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.169-1985
Primary reference Number: 117754
Old catalogue number: DR 18/246
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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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