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Screen fan: O.32-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)


Maker: Unknown




The stick: carved and pierced ivory, with paper-backed tortoiseshell clamp, one pin missing, dark blue knotted tassel bound in silver and silver gilt wire. The rim: cane, covered in blue brocade. Face: palm leaves, decorated with hot needles and sgraffito through blue paint. Decorated with a lakeside landscape, the reverse with inscriptions; the stick with figures amongst buildings.


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: 30 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 19th Century
After 1801 - Before 1830

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Tassel composed of silk ( probably) silverwire
Face composed of palm leaves paint
Stick composed of ivory
Guards Height 41.3 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.32-1985
Primary reference Number: 118441
Old object number: 412
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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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