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Fixed fan: O.16-1985

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Fixed fan with loop handle, decorated with Hindu deities. Mica, painted white with applied gilt and silver 'jewels', mounted in cane; the handle is moulded and gilt and bound in red cotton; silk fringe in white, red, green, yellow and blue.

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

Height: 38.1 cm
Width: 44.6 cm

Relative size of this object

44.6 cm38.1 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
After 1801 - Before 1900 1900

Note

Probably Southern India

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Components of the work

Handle: composed of cotton Fringe: composed of silk Face: composed of mica

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.16-1985
Primary reference Number: 118517
Old object number: 408
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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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