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Fan case: T.33-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Black satin, polychrome satin applique with some stitched details of water lilies, cut-out sections between flower heads and stems. Ruyi symbol at top. Case lined with yellow silk, stiffened with board; sewn-in end of bright blue satin. Flat orange cord with two knotted beads of silver metallic 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 the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Maximum Length: 32.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


20th Century, Early
Circa 1900 CE - Circa 1949 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Lining composed of board silk
Beads composed of silver metal thread

Materials used in production

orange Cord

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: T.33-1985
Primary reference Number: 118122
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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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