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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double paper leaf folding fan with ivory sticks and guards. A folding fan of double paper leaf; the front appears to be an 'Applied faces' fan, but lacks the actual painted ivory faces and the woven silk clothing - it is all painted. The reverse shows a painted scene of birds and flowers in a border. Sticks: pierced ivory, guards; carved ivory (16+2).

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

height: (guards): 27.6 cm
width:

Period

mid 19th century

Date

circa 1850 to 1860

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: 152-175]
    Source title: The Oriental Art Series (1982)
    [comments: Ref. illustrations and background on mid 19th century Mandarin fans, produced in China for export.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.368-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117952; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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