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Brisé fan: M.291-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Brisé fan, sticks and guards of pierced wood (26+2), decorated in the centre with an applied oval stipple print of the Hotel de Ville, Paris, flanked by smaller, circular stipple prints of Louis XVI inscribed 'Vive Louis XVI Perre Des Françaiset Roi dun Peuple Libre', and the Marquis de Lafayette, inscribed ' Le Ms de Lafayette'. Blue and pink ribboning; steel rivet with bone washers.


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


18th Century, Late
Louis XVI
Production date: circa AD 1790 : French Revolution

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Ribbon composed of silk ( probably)
Sticks+guards composed of wood ink
Washers composed of bone
Rivet composed of steel
Guards Length 27.4 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.291-1985
Primary reference Number: 117876
Old catalogue number: DR 8/142
Old object number: 334
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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