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Ivory brisé fan, pierced, ribbed and carved showing a central shield cartouche with a carved Chinese design featuring figures, birds and a pagoda;
The fan, exhibiting very early ribbing, was made in China for export; the shield was adapted from European porcelain patterns, and was then developed to take a monogram.
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 27.8
mid 18th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.92-1985 (Applied Arts)