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Screen fan: O.24-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)


Maker: Unknown




Miniature screen fan, decorated obverse: with the sun and moon in clouds over conventional waves and rocks; reverse: with conventional Polaris constellation over conventional waves. Stick: iron, split and bound with iron wire with silver ferrule. Face: iron, chased in low relief, with gold and silver overlay.


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: 25.7 cm
Width: 8.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Late#
After 1870 - Before 1900

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Stick composed of iron iron wire silver
Face composed of iron
Overlay composed of gold and silver

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.24-1985
Primary reference Number: 118480
Old object number: 426
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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