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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

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.

Production Notes

Chinese for European market

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Ivory sticks, pierced, painted in bodycolour and gilt. Ivory guards painted in bodycolour and gilt. (20+2) Gold stringing. Black rivet with green washers.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 24.4 cm
width:

Period

late 17th Century

Date

circa 1680 to 1720

Provenance

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

Documentation

  1. Thornton, Peter K. Une des plus belles collections d'eventails du monde, [page: 96]
    Source title: Connaissance des Arts (April 1963)

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.86-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117672; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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