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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

Description

Double paper leaf fan with a gold ground and sticks and guards of ivory. Double paper leaf; the front is decorated on a gold ground with paintings of flowers, the reverse is calligraphy overall. The sticks are of plain ivory and the guards of engraved ivory.

Production Notes

Chinese, made for the Export market

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

height: (guards): 29.7 cm
width:

Period

19th century

Date

circa 1800 to 1900

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

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.374-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117958; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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