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Folding fan: M.277-1985

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Maker(s)

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Description

Single vellum leaf painted in bodycolour and gilt. On the front, a representation of David and Abigail; on the reverse, a lamb, a bird, a butterfly and a basket of fruit. The sticks are of ivory pierced in a fishscale motif and then etched; the guards are of carved and etched ivory.

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 18th Century
Circa 1720 CE - Circa 1730 1730 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf: composed of vellum Sticks, Guards: composed of ivory Guards: Length 24.5 cm
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Materials used in production

Bodycolour Gilt

Techniques used in production

Painting Gilding

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.277-1985
Primary reference Number: 117862
Old catalogue number: DR 26/334
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 16 July 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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