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Folding fan: M.214-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Folding fan of double silk, with applied coloured mezzotint, painted designs, and sequin embroidery.
Sticks and guards of pierced and gilded ivory, the latter with foil backing.

Notes

History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Legal notes

Purchase 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

18th Century, Late#
George III
Production date: circa AD 1780

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Guards composed of foil ( backing) Length 27.9 cm
Leaf composed of silk
Sticks, Guards composed of gilt ivory

Materials used in production

Sequins
Paint

Techniques used in production

Mezzotint
Painting
Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.214-1985
Primary reference Number: 117799
Old catalogue number: DR 21/273
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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