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Brisé fan: M.307-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Unknown (Maker)


Brise fan of alternate wood and ivory sticks, pierced and painted, and decorated with an applied coloured stipple engraving. Mother-of-pearl button 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


Second quarter of 19th century
Louis-Phillipe I "Citizen King"
Production date: circa AD 1830

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Sticks composed of wood ivory Sticks, Guards composed of paint Rivet composed of mother-of-pearl Guards Length 21.2 cm

Techniques used in production

Coloured Stipple

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.307-1985
Primary reference Number: 117892
Old object number: 350
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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