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Unknown (maker)


Messel-Rosse Collection




folding fan


Wide-ended Folding fan, decorated, face; obverse: with clams and seaweed; reverse with zigzag bands. Guards: with cat's eye pattern (nekome). Face: paper painted in red, gold and silver.

Production Place

Japan (maker) (country)

Japanese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Face: paper painted in red, gold and silver.


length: (whole): 32.1 cm
width: (whole): 10 cm


19th century


after 1801 to 1900


bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); 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.51-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118505; Input Date: 2005-03-02 / Last Edit: 2011-05-04)

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