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Folding fan: MAR.M.242-1912

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Folding fan, silk, central cartouche painted and heavily embroidered with gold sequins and spangles. Small sticks made from horn and ivory alternately, and painted with cut-steels piqué. White paste button and tubular rivet.

Legal notes

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 42.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


18th Century, Late
Production date: circa AD 1790


French or English?

School or Style


Components of the work

Leaf composed of sequins spangles silk
Sticks composed of horn ivory
Guards Length 24 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: MAR.M.242-1912
Primary reference Number: 118058
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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