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Fan case: T.26-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Blue satin embroidered with red and white silks and gold metallic thread in Pekinese stitch. Ruyi symbol at top. Symbol for 'long life' repeated six times on each side. Case partially lined with black satin; tops and edges bound with blue and cream ribbon itself bound with a narrow red and white piping along the inner edge. Sewn-in end of black satin. 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: 30.2 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

Materials used in production

blue Satin
glass, pink Beads
yellow Cord
Silk
Gold metal thread

Techniques used in production

Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.26-1985
Primary reference Number: 118115
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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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