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Folding fan: M.257-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Single silk leaf, painted in bodycolour with applied, painted ivory faces for the two people and embroidered with silver and gilt sequins. The reverse has a lightly traced replication of the front design, in brown. The sticks and guards are of bone, pierced, silvered and gilt, and the guards are backed with gold foil.

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

Second quarter of 19th century
Circa 1830 CE - Circa 1840 CE

Note

Spanish or French for the Spanish market

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Guards composed of foil ( backing) Length 24.0 cm
Leaf composed of silk
Sticks, Guards composed of gilt bone

Materials used in production

silver, gilt Sequins
Bodycolour

Techniques used in production

Painting
Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.257-1985
Primary reference Number: 117842
Old catalogue number: DR 4/46
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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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