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Folding fan: M.368-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Double paper leaf folding fan with ivory sticks and guards. A folding fan of double paper leaf; the front appears to be an 'Applied faces' fan, but lacks the actual painted ivory faces and the woven silk clothing - it is all painted. The reverse shows a painted scene of birds and flowers in a border. Sticks: pierced ivory, guards; carved ivory (16+2).

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

Mid 19th century
Circa 1850 - Circa 1860

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper
Sticks, Guards composed of ivory
Guards Height 27.6 cm
Sticks

Materials used in production

Paint

Techniques used in production

Painting

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.368-1985
Primary reference Number: 117952
Old catalogue number: DR 11/165
Old object number: 308
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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