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Brisé fan: M.294-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Brisé fan, pierced wooden sticks and guards decorated with three applied stipple prints (two small round, flanking a larger oval), inscribed: M. LE MS DE LA FAYETTE; Mr Bailly presentant au Roi les Clefs de la Ville de Paris; and M.LE DUC D'ORLEANS; blue silk ribbon.


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

Measurements and weight

Width: 42.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne


Late 18th century
Louis XVI
Production date: after AD 1789 : French Revolution

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Ribbon composed of silk ( blue)
Sticks+guards composed of wood ink
Guards Length 27.0 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.294-1985
Primary reference Number: 117879
Old object number: 337
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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