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A Ruler and his Family: M.206-2015

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A Ruler and his Family


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan, depicting a ruler and his family.
Silk leaf applied with a stipple printed in brown, excepting the flesh, which is printed in carmine, against a background of hand painted flowers, sequins and gold embroidery. On plain bone sticks with silver inlay, the guards pierced and fretted with silver inlay and red paper backing.


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 361

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1775

Components of the work

Leaf composed of embroidery ( gold) sequins silk
Guard Backing composed of paper
Sticks, Guards composed of bone
Stick, Guards Inlay composed of silver
Leaf Border
Stick Inlay

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.206-2015
Primary reference Number: 204771
Sale number: 361
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Audit data

Created: Monday 27 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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