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Wide-ended Folding Fan: O.15 & A-1985

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Titles

Wide-ended Folding Fan

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Leaf of paper, painted in ink, polychrome opaque water-colours and gold. Guards and sticks of bamboo, pierced, and lacquered. Decorated on both sides of the leaf with ho-ho bird and paulownia tree.

Notes

History note: Colonel Leonard Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-92)

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

Dating

Mid 19th century
Circa 1840 - 1850 1850

Note

The wrapper catalogued as O.15A-1985 is certainly for this type of fan, but seems too wide for this particlar example, and may be slightly earlier in date. It is therefore catalogued separately.

Components of the work

Leaf: composed of paper Decoration: composed of watercolour Sticks: composed of wood

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.15 & A-1985
Primary reference Number: 140683
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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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