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Brisé fan with black lacquered sticks and guards. The front shows a painted scene of musicians and spectators in traditional chinese dress. The reverse is decorated, in gold lacquer, with a repeating tortoiseshell motif, surrounding a central landscape scene: the scene shows a riverbank with a fisherman on one bank, watched by another figure on the opposite bank; behind them are several buildings, including a pagoda and a bridge across the river with a figure on the bridge. The sticks and guards (22+2) are also decorated with repeating motifs, painted in gold lacquer. Red, silk ribbon and metal rivet.
Cantonese, for the export market.
Canton (maker) (place)
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 22.8
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.376-1985 (Applied Arts)