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Folding fan: O.53-1985

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Wide-ended folding fan, decorated, obverse: with lobed circular blue cartouches painted with chrysanthemum, orchid, bamboo, pine and prunus, on a red ground; reverse: similar, but red cartouches on a blue ground. Sticks: with modified cat's eye pattern (nekome). Guards: bamboo, lacquered and pierced. Sticks: lacquered bamboo. Face: heavy paper, painted in polychrome opaque watercolours.

Notes

History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); 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

Length: 36.9 cm
Width: 12.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
After 1801 - Before 1900

School or Style

Kano School

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Components of the work

Face composed of watercolours ( opaque) paper Sticks+guards composed of lacquer bamboo Guards

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.53-1985
Primary reference Number: 118507
Old object number: 451
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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