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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Folding 'applied faces' fan of double paper leaf, with combination sticks and guards. Double paper leaf fan with applied faces of painted ivory. Sticks: a combination of finishes giving a colourful and textured effect, including; carved and pierced tortoiseshell, ivory, wood and gilt filigree with enamels. Brass loop and double silk? tassel.

Production Place

Canton (maker) (place)

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

height: (guards): 28.3 cm
width:

Period

mid 19th century

Date

circa 1840 to 1850

Provenance

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

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-92)

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Documentation

  1. Irons, Neville John (1982) Fans of Imperial China, Hong Kong: Keiserrieich Kunst (Hong Kong) Limited [page: 160]
    Source title: The Oriental Art Series (1982)
    [comments: cf: p.160 for an example of a Mandarin fan with combination sticks.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.363-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117947; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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