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Brisé fan: M.287-1985

Object information


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Brise fan of pierced wood. Decorated with three applied stipple engravings. A 'four scenes' fan, where the fan can be opened 'normally', and from the other direction, to show the scenes.


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


Third quarter of 18th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1780 : Louis XVI

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Guards: Length 28.0 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Piercing Stipple

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.287-1985
Primary reference Number: 117872
Old catalogue number: DR 8/146
Old object number: 330
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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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