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Folding fan: O.54-1985

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 34 (Fan Gallery)

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Wide-ended folding fan, decorated, obverse: with flowering? night-scented stock within a bamboo enclosure; reverse with a cuckoo (hototogisu) flying past the crescent moon. Guards: with modified cat's eye pattern (nekome). Guards: bamboo, lacquered and pierced. Sticks: bamboo. Face: heavy paper, painted in polychrome opaque watercolours on a ground of blue (?) lacquer, gold wash and sprinkled gold.

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: 30.4 cm
Width: 9.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
After 1801 - Before 1900

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Face composed of watercolours ( opaque) paper
Guards composed of lacquer
Sticks+guards composed of bamboo

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.54-1985
Primary reference Number: 118508
Old object number: 452
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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