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Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




fan wrapper


Paper painted in ink, and olychrome opaque water-colours and gold

Production Notes

Accessioned with O.15-1985, but although certainly for this type of fan, seems too wide for this particular example, and may be slightly earlier in date.

Production Place

Japan (maker) (country)

Japanese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

paper, decorated in ink, polychrome watercolours, and gold


length: (whole): 34.4 cm
width: (whole): 13 cm


mid 19th century


circa 1840 to 1850


bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); his daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.15A-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118476; Input Date: 2005-02-24 / Last Edit: 2011-05-04)

Related Object

O.15-1985 - Wide-ended Folding Fan

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