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Cockade fan: M.356-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Parasol fan of cockade type, with painted silk leaf. Carved ivory handle with a looking glass in the centre of the fan. Double tassel of pale pink silk


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, Mid#
1825 - 1875

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf, Tassel composed of silk
Handle composed of ivory
Centre Of Fan composed of glass
Guards Length 31.6 cm Length 37.6 cm

Materials used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.356-1985
Primary reference Number: 117941
Old catalogue number: DR 14/214
Old object number: 400
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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