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Folding fan: M.184-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan of red silk, double leaf. With net insertions and decoration of gold sequins, spangles and frosted stamped metal paillettes.


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


19th Century, Early#
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1810 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of silk ( red) net
Guards Length 20.3 cm

Materials used in production

metal Paillettes

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.184-1985
Primary reference Number: 117769
Old catalogue number: DR 7/127
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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