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Screen fan: O.64-1985

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Decorated with quail and orchid, the reverse with a colophon. Stick: plain bamboo. Rim: brocade covered. Face: painted in translucent watercolours and inscribed in Chinese ink on silk; reverse: inscribed in Chinese ink on gold spattered silk. Inscribed with a dedication to Shunweng laoshou daren, date: gengchen (i.e. either 1820 or 1760) and signed un-deciphered.


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: 26.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


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

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Components of the work

Face: composed of watercolours Chinese ink Stick: composed of bamboo Guards: Height 39.5 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.64-1985
Primary reference Number: 118453
Old object number: 422
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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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