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Fan case: T.8-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Canvas, embroidered with polychrome silks and gilt metallic thread in tent stitch. Repeating scroll pattern with small lozenges enclosing swastika motifs, large central lozenge enclosing calligraphy. Case partially lined with pale blue silk and stiffened with thin board. Sewn-in end of blue silk, side edges and top bound with blue and cream woven silk ribbon. Flat purple silk cord with two green glass beads.

Notes

History note: Col. Leonard C. Messel, the countess of Rosse, his daughter

Legal notes

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Maximum Length: 31 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1985-01-28) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Dating

19th century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1899 CE

School or Style

Chinese

Components of the work

Lining composed of board

Materials used in production

glass, green Beads
polychrome Silk
Gilt metal thread
Canvas

Techniques used in production

Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.8-1985
Primary reference Number: 118097
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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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