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Fan case: T.21-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Red silk damask embroidered with green silk in Pekinese stitch and couched gold and silver metallic thread. Ruyi symbol at top. Design of trailing stem, leaves, flowers, bat, peaches, Buddhist wheel (?); similar on both sides. Case partially lined with green silk damask, stiffened with thin board, edges and tops bound with blue and cream woven ribbon, sewn-in end of similar red damask with embroidered stylised flower head in couched gold and silver metal thread.


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 t he Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Maximum Length: 30 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

School or Style


Components of the work

Lining composed of board

Materials used in production

gold, silver Metal thread
red, green Silk damask

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.21-1985
Primary reference Number: 118110
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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