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The Margate Fan: M.209-1985

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Titles

The Margate Fan

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Double paper leaf printed in black on both sides. Sticks and guards of wood (18+2). Steel rivet with ivory washers. Front: The leaf is headed 'THE MARGATE FAN./or Guide to the Isle of Thanet'. The design comprises twelve views of Margate and neighbourhood headed 'The Town and Pier', 'Assembly Room', 'Hooper's Hill', 'Chapel Hill', 'at Dandelion','St. Peters', 'Mansion Kingsgate', 'Westbrook', 'Drapers', 'at Kingsgate', 'Ramsgate',and 'Broadstairs'. These are separated by panels containing flowers or stars. The top border is of oak leaves, the bottom of greek key, and the right and left of paired leaves and berries. The right and left edges of the leaf are inscribed 'Published by W.Else, Jeweller, Queen Street, Margate as the Act directs.Augt 5 1805'. Reverse: Headed 'A MAP OF THE ISLE OF THANET.' with an oval map below encircled by the words 'Thy fisheries yeild food, thy Commerce Wealth, I Thy Baths give Viger, and thy Waters Health'. On either side useful local information is listed: 'Yacht', 'Coaches & Diligences', 'Bathing Houses', 'Fashionable Walks, 'Fashionable Rides', 'Library', 'Lady's Straw Hat-Warehouse', 'Boarding Houses', and 'Assembly Rooms', 'Theatre', 'Banker','Dandelion', 'Distances'. On the left side the same inscription as on the front. Sticks and Guards: Undecorated.

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

Early 19th Century
George III
Production date: circa AD/CE 1805 : An early example of advertising on fans

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Components of the work

Leaf: composed of ink ( black) Sticks+guards: composed of wood Rivet: composed of steel Washers: composed of ivory Guards: Length 20.9 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.209-1985
Primary reference Number: 117794
Old catalogue number: DR 8/155
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Folding fan" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117794 Accessed: 2021-12-07 22:01:09

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