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Screen fan: O.6-1985

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The stick and centre stick are clad in tortoiseshell, with red and a green stained ivory trim; mounts of enamel on copper and on silver, some are missing. Decorated with butterflies and a fruiting pomegranate branch.There is a cream silk-knotted tassel. The rim is of tortoiseshell and the face of silver net with appliqué polychrome silk embroidery.


History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Legal notes

Purchased from Anne, Contesse of Rosse. With a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Width: 31.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne


Early 19th Century
After 1801 - Before 1820 1820

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Face: composed of silk ( polychrome) Stick+rim: composed of tortoise shell Stick: composed of enamel copper ivory Guards: Height 50 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.6-1985
Primary reference Number: 118422
Old object number: 413
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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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