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Folding fan: M.188-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Folding fan of blue silk, double leaf. Embroidered with silver sequins, spangles, and frosted silver stamped metal paillettes.
Sticks and guards of bone inlaid with cut steels. Green paste 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

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, Early#
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1810 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of silk ( blue)
Rivet composed of paste ( green)
Sticks, Guards composed of bone
Guards composed of steel Length 20.6 cm

Materials used in production

metal Paillettes
silver Sequins

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: M.188-1985
Primary reference Number: 117773
Old catalogue number: DR 7/132
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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