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Screen fan: O.29-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)


Maker: Unknown




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 jays (?) with pine, prunus and rocks, the stick formed as flowering prunus.


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

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

Width: 27.1 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

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Face composed of silk thread satin
String composed of silk
Stick composed of ivory
Rim composed of brocade
Guards Height 39.9 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.29-1985
Primary reference Number: 118439
Old object number: 421
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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