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Folding fan: M.363-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Folding 'applied faces' fan of double paper leaf, with combination sticks and guards. Applied faces of painted ivory. Sticks: a combination of finishes giving a colourful and textured effect, including; carved and pierced tortoiseshell, ivory, wood and gilt filigree with enamels. Brass loop and double silk? tassel.

Notes

History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-92)

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

Dating

19th Century, Mid#
Circa 1840 CE - Circa 1850 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Faces, Sticks composed of ivory ( painted)
Tassel composed of silk ( possibly)
Leaf composed of paper
Sticks composed of wood gilt tortoise shell enamel
Loop composed of brass (alloy)
Guards Height 28.3 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.363-1985
Primary reference Number: 117947
Old catalogue number: DR 11/169
Old object number: 293
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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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