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Ivory sticks, pierced, painted in bodycolour and gilt. Ivory guards painted in bodycolour and gilt. (20+2) Gold stringing. Black rivet with green washers. Front: Reserved in a pierced square trellis design, is a circular panel with a black frame, containing a Chinese family in a garden: a man with a dog and a woman holding a baby in her arms. On each side of the panel there are arrangements of flowers and fruit and a flying bird and insect. Above there is a red border with black floral ornament and below a green border with delicate black scroll ornament. The area below the shoulder is undecorated. Reverse: The same design reversed. Guards: Plain ivory decorated with a gold dragon and red bands above and below.
Chinese for European market
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
Ivory sticks, pierced, painted in bodycolour and gilt. Ivory guards painted in bodycolour and gilt. (20+2) Gold stringing. Black rivet with green washers.
length: (guards): 24.4
late 17th Century
circa 1680 to 1720
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.86-1985 (Applied Arts)