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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double paper leaf, painted in water-colours ? bodycolour and appliqued with coloured silk and painted ivory. Gold binding on upper edge. Sticks of pierced and carved ivory stained red and gilt. Guards of carved ivory, stained red and gilt. (14+2) Rivet set with clear pastes. Front: Within borders of fish, bats and symbols, forty men, women and children are arranged in groups inside and outside buildings. They have faces of applied painted ivory and clothes of silk. Reverse: Within borders of fish, bats, flowers and symbols, is an exotic pheasant and another bird, standing amid flowers and foliage. Sticks: Genre scenes picked out in gold with pierced striations in the background. Guards: Genre scenes picked out in gold.

Production Notes

Chinese for the expot market, possibly Iberia.

Production Place

Macao (maker) (place) ()

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Double paper leaf, painted in water-colours ? gouache and appliqued with coloured silk and painted ivory. Gold binding on upper edge. Sticks of pierced and carved ivory stained red and gilt. Guards of carved ivory, stained red and gilt. (14+2) Rivet set with clear pastes.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 27.9 cm
width:

Period

mid 19th century

Date

circa 1850 to 1860

Provenance

given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund

Documentation

  1. Armstrong, Nancy (1985) Fans from the Fitzwilliam. A Selection from the Messel-Rosse Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises Ltd
    [comments: Publ. pl. 31]
  2. Irons, Neville John (1982) Fans of Imperial China, Hong Kong: Keiserrieich Kunst (Hong Kong) Limited [page: 180-1,188-9]
    Source title: The Oriental Art Series (1982)
    [comments: Cf. Illustrations and text of examples of Macau fans for the Iberian market.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.365-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117949; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-27)

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