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Floral Fan: M.248-2015

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Floral Fan


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan with floral decoration.
Cream silk leaf with painted and stencilled work, and gold and silver spangle decoration. The bone sticks probably French, but a Swedish origin has been suggested


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 415

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 spangles silk
Sticks composed of bone

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.248-2015
Primary reference Number: 204812
Sale number: 415
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Created: Tuesday 28 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 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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