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Folding fan: O.48-1985

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Dancer's folding fan, decorated, obverse with bamboo plants; reverse; with bat flying over a full moon. Guards: with cat's eye pattern (nekome) Guards: bamboo pierced and lacquered. Sticks: lacquered bamboo. Pin: ivory. Face: single layer of thick paper, painted in navy blue, gold and silver.

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

Length: 33.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th/19th Century
After 1701 - Before 1900 1900

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Components of the work

Face: composed of paint ( navy blue, gold and silver) paper Sticks+guards: composed of bamboo ( probably) Pin: composed of ivory Guards:

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.48-1985
Primary reference Number: 118502
Old object number: 444
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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