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Telescopic fan with simple floral decoration: M.27 & A-2015

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Telescopic fan with simple floral decoration


Maker: Unknown




The paper leaves impressed, except in reserves occupied by hand painted floral decoration, where the paper remains plain. On shaped sliding bone sticks and carved and pierced sliding bone guards. Has an original fitted box labelled "Thom. [Cl]arke fan maker No 143 Leadenhall Street, London".


History note: The Lennox Boyd Collection. Christies No. 2.

Legal notes

Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from The Lennox Boyd Estate

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


Production date: circa AD 1770

School or Style


Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper
Sticks, Guards composed of bone

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Thom. [Cl]arke fan maker No 143 Leadenhall Street, London
  • Location: On box
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.27 & A-2015
Primary reference Number: 204651
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 23 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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