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Screen fan: O.23-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Screen fan, decorated with sun and moon in clouds with constellation. Stick: softwood, with applied, stamped and punched copper mounts. Face: copper; punched, roughened and parcel gilt, with applied stamped parcel-gilt details. This may have been a votive offering to a temple.

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

Height: 31.9 cm
Width: 15.5 cm

Relative size of this object

15.5 cm31.9 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th/19th Century
After 1701 - Before 1900

Note

Possibly a votive offering to a temple

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Face composed of gilt copper
Sticks composed of softwood
Stick composed of copper
Gilt

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.23-1985
Primary reference Number: 118479
Old object number: 427
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 29 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 29 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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