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Brisé fan: M.384-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Brisé fan; sticks and guards (22+2) of mother-of-pearl (?), carved and engraved with Chinese genre scenes. Stick phinals are arched and engraved with animals. Ivory, silk ribbon. Gilt metal (?) rivet and loop.


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, Early#
Circa 1800 - Circa 1820

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Ribbon composed of silk
Rivet, Loop composed of gilt metal
Guards Height 18.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.384-1985
Primary reference Number: 117968
Old catalogue number: DR 16/227
Old object number: 319
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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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