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Brisé fan: M.63-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Horn brisé fan, carved, gilt with pierced sticks and guards (21+2), gold ribbon and brass? rivet.


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

Measurements and weight

Width: 33.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century-19th Century
1790 - 1820

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Rivet composed of brass (alloy) ( possibly)
Guards Length 18.4 cm
Sticks, Guards

Materials used in production

gold Ribbon

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.63-1985
Primary reference Number: 117649
Old catalogue number: DR 5/75
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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