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Brisé fan: M.7-1990

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Brisé fan, tortoiseshell (15+2) pierced, engraved and set with roundels of mother-of-pearl; cream silk ribbon; tortoiseshell strengtheners at the lower ends of the guards and tortoiseshell carrying loop. The sticks are pierced with bands of dots linked by lines, asterisks, groups of dots linked by lines, stylized flower heads and groups of dots linked by lines. The centres of the flower heads are formed by mother-of-pearl roundels of which there are six on each guard.


History note: Purchased by the donor in the Seychelles

Legal notes

GIven by Miss S.K. Howes

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1990) by Howes, S. K. Miss


Mid 20th century
Production date: AD 1959

Components of the work

Sticks+guards composed of tortoise shell mother-of-pearl
Guards Length 17.7 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.7-1990
Primary reference Number: 118520
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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