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Folding fan: M.366-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Double paper leaf 'applied faces' fan, with many figures on both sides.
Shaped and pierced wooden sticks, carved wood guards. Metal loop, silk tassel. Made for export


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


19th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1840


Chinese, for the export market.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper
Sticks, Guards composed of wood
Tassel composed of silk
Loop composed of metal
Guards Height 28.0 cm

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.366-1985
Primary reference Number: 117950
Old catalogue number: DR 16/238
Old object number: 311
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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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