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Citio de Gibraltar: M.365-2015

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Citio de Gibraltar


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan presumably connected with the 'Great Siege' of 1779-1783. Designed with a map of Gibraltar showing French and Spanish ships, surrounding the Rock during the Great Siege of 1779-1783. The reserves with red, blue, and gilt flowers and leaves.
Silk leaf with uncoloured engraving. On plain bone sticks and guards, decorated with brass inlay and red spangles.


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 45

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 1780

Components of the work

Leaf composed of spangles silk
Sticks, Guards composed of bone
Inlay composed of brass (alloy)

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.365-2015
Primary reference Number: 204935
Sale number: 45
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Created: Thursday 30 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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