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Ivory sticks and guards with rounded ends, painted in colours (21+2). Cream silk ribbon. Steel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Front: In the middle, within a circular frame is a Chinese genre scene: a mandarin, two women and a servant boy in the garden of a house. On each side there is a bunch of mixed flowers, and above a border of flower garlands which trail down the extreme left and right sticks. Above the ribbon there are arched panels, three in the centre containing figures and the rest flowers. Revese: Similar but with the figures reversed. Guards: On the front, flowers and a bird; on the back, flowers.
Chinese for the export market. The paintings reflect contemporary embroidery.
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
Ivory sticks and guards with rounded ends, painted in colours (21+2). Cream silk ribbon. Steel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers.
length: (guards): 18.9
circa 1820 to 1840
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.97-1985 (Applied Arts)