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Screen fan: O.68-1985

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Applied Faces screen fan. Decorated, obverse: with fan and gift-bearing figures in a courtyard garden; reverse: with six Chinese ladies seated in front of a bookcase with vases containing flowering lotus, a coral branch, scrolls and a peacock feather; stick: with figures and foliage patterns. Stick and rim, reverse: wood and cane, painted in gold on black lacquer. String and tassels: green and crimson silk with milk-glass beads. Rim: obverse: brocade covered. Face: coarse silk, painted in opaque watercolours with applied painted ivory, silk and paper.

Notes

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: 25.7 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 18th Century
Circa 1820 CE - Circa 1860 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Face composed of paper watercolours silk ivory
Stick composed of cane
Guards Height 40.3 cm
String+tassels

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.68-1985
Primary reference Number: 118458
Old object number: 461
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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