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Fan case: T.29-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Red satin embroidered with couched silver metallic thread; blue silk thread couched or held between metal threads. Ruyi symbol at top, small repeating trellis pattern, both sides similar. Case partially lined with blue satin, stiffened with board; top and edges bound with blue and cream ribbon with narrow yellow and white piping along inner edge. Sewn-in (now almost detatched) end of blue satin. Round yellow cord with two knotted beads of silver metallic thread.

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/20th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1999 CE

School or Style

Chinese

Components of the work

Lining composed of board

Materials used in production

Cord
Silver metal thread
Satin

Techniques used in production

Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.29-1985
Primary reference Number: 118118
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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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