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Folding fan: M.375-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Folding fan of paper, double leaf. Painted in watercolours with birds, flowers, and rocks.
Sticks are of pierced ivory, guards are ivory with inlaid tortoiseshell and gilt.

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
Circa 1800 - Circa 1850

Note

Chinese, made for the export market.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Guards composed of gilt ( inlay) tortoise shell ( inlay) Height 33.4 cm
Leaf composed of paper watercolour
Sticks, Guards composed of ivory
Sticks

Techniques used in production

Water colouring

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.375-1985
Primary reference Number: 117959
Old catalogue number: DR 7/124
Old object number: 292
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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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