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Screen fan: O.28-1985

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Stick: ivory carved in relief and pierced; knotted string of green silk bound in blue, with red and gold tassels, with sliding gilt paper-wrapped toggles. Rim: brocade covered. Face: polychrome silk embroidered on satin. Decorated with peacocks and orioles with flowering tree peonies, magnolias and rocks, the stick formed as flowering prunus.


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

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Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Width: 26.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th-early 19th century
After 1770 - Before 1830 1830

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Components of the work

Face: composed of silk thread satin String: composed of silk Stick: composed of ivory Rim: composed of brocade Guards: Height 40.3 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.28-1985
Primary reference Number: 118436
Old object number: 420
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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