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‘Winter Evenings Recreations in the Ladies Screen’: M.435-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage


‘Winter Evenings Recreations in the Ladies Screen’


Maker: Jones' Toy Shop




Revolving circular hand screen with ‘Winter Evenings Recreations in the Ladies Screen’. Engraving on paper adhered to wood disc with turned wood handle.


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 2007

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


18th Century, Late
1750 CE - 1799 CE


This fan forms part of the collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox Boyd, allocated to the Museum by H.M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax in 2015. The collection of over 600 fans ranges in date from the 18th to the 20th centuries and in type from bejewelled and hand-painted court and wedding fans, to printed mass-produced advertising fans, aide-memoire fans, mourning fans and children’s fans.

This rigid but revolving hand screen was made and sold at Jones’s, Late Kirk’s Toy Shop, 25 Ludgate Street, London. During the 18th century, ‘toys’ were not intended for children but were expensive novelties for adults.

Components of the work

Screen composed of paper
Disc, Handle composed of wood

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.435-2015
Primary reference Number: 205014
Sale number: 2007
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 4 August 2015 Updated: Tuesday 26 October 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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