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Cockade fan: M.48-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown
Production: Unknown




Cockade fan, sticks and guards of shaped horn, pierced and set with cut sequins (19+2). The central pivot is set with a quizzing glass and the end of each guard (handle) has a circular reducing mirror. A beige silk ribbon is threaded through the sticks. The fan is opens as a series of waves on the outer edge.


History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Legal notes

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne


18th Century, Late-19th Century, Early#
Circa 1790 CE - Circa 1810 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Ribbon composed of silk ( beige)
Pivot composed of glass ( quizzing)
Guards composed of mirror ( reducing) Length 16.2 cm
Sticks+guards composed of ducats horn

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with rede lettering with the number in the middle

  • Method of creation: Printed in red and handwritten in ink
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.48-1985
Primary reference Number: 117634
Old catalogue number: DR 6/109
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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