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Fan case: T.17-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Blue satin embroidered with polychrome silks in chain stitch and couched gilt metallic thread. Ruyi symbol at top. On both sides branches with flowers and fruit, a bat and lucky symbols. Case partially lined with yellow silk, stiffened with thin board. Sewn-in end of matching blue silk. Flat yellow cord with two pink 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: 27.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th Century-20th Century#
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1999 CE

School or Style

Chinese

Components of the work

Lining composed of board

Materials used in production

blue Satin
glass, pink Beads
polychrome Silk
yellow Cord

Techniques used in production

Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.17-1985
Primary reference Number: 118106
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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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