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Brisé fan: O.82-1985

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Brisé fan, ivory, decorated with takamaki-e and hiramaki-e work and Shibayama inlay on guards. On the front, a thatched cottage in a bamboo grove near water; on the reverse, a cock and hen with wisteria.


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

Acquisition and important dates

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


Mid 19th century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1860

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Sticks+guards: composed of ivory Sticks:

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.82-1985
Primary reference Number: 118516
Old object number: 301
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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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