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Folding fan: M.173-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Maker)


Folding fan, cream cotton leaf stitched overall with cut steel sequins. Sticks and guards of ivory (16+2) inlaid with cut steels. Rivet with ivory washer. Metal loop.


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


Early 20th century
Circa 1925 CE - Circa 1928 CE

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Components of the work

Leaf composed of cotton ( cream) sequins ( cut steel) Sticks+guards+washer composed of ivory Guards Length 24.4 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.173-1985
Primary reference Number: 117758
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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