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Screen fan: O.30-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)


Maker: Unknown




The stick: ivory carved and partly stained orange/pink; bottom mount, front: painted ivory openwork on silk; back: polychrome silks embroidered on silk. Centre stick: brocade covered; top mount; corroded low quality silver. Rim: rusted iron wire, covered in blue cloth. Face: silk with polychrome silk embroidery. Decorated with a stork and a fruiting peach tree; the applied mount with bird and pinks (?); the stick with scrolling grotesques.


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: 29.8 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 ( polychrome) silk
Stick composed of ivory
Rim composed of brocade
Guards Height 46.4 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.30-1985
Primary reference Number: 118440
Old object number: 414
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Audit data

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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