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Folding fan: M.345-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan of puce double silk. Decorated in the centre with an applied mezzotint showing the Baptism of the King of Rome, on June 9th 1811. With gold sequins and frosted silver and gold stamped metal paillettes.
Sticks and guards of painted bone.


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


19th Century, Early#
Napoleon I
Production date: AD 1811

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of silk ( puce)
Sticks, Guards composed of bone paint
Guards Length 29.5 cm

Materials used in production

gold Sequins

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.345-1985
Primary reference Number: 117930
Old catalogue number: DR 7/133
Old object number: 388
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 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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