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Brisé fan: O.47-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)


Maker: Unknown




Brisé fan, decorated, obverse: with flowering prunus and bamboo; reverse with butterflies, swallows and clouds. Pin finial a swallow. 37 segments: probably Hi wood, painted in ink, polychrome opaque watercolours and gold, with royal blue silk knotted cords and crimson tassels, bound with yellow.


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

Length: 33.8 cm
Width: 5.1 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
After 1801 - Before 1900


Lady's court fan

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Segments composed of Hi wood ( probably) gold paint watercolours ink
Cord+tassels composed of silk

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.47-1985
Primary reference Number: 118495
Old object number: 440
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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