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Folding fan: M.271-1985

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Maker(s)

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Description

Double chickenskin painted in bodycolour; the reverse has a small painted landscape. The sticks and guards are of ivory, pierced, etched, painted and gilt, depicting chinoiserie scenes.

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

Mid 18th Century
Circa 1750 CE - Circa 1760 1760 CE

Note

Northwest Europe

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf: composed of chicken skin Sticks, Guards: composed of gilt paint ivory Guards: Length 27.7 cm

Materials used in production

Bodycolour

Techniques used in production

Painting

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.271-1985
Primary reference Number: 117856
Old catalogue number: DR 28/358
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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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