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Unknown ` (maker)
Black lacquered brisé fan, decorated in gold lacquer with a 'vine-leaf' pattern and a central, patterned cartouche. The sticks and guards (21+2) and arched phinials are decorated with the same 'vine-leaf' pattern, in gold lacquer. Black ribbon, metal rivet.
A typical example of the 'vine-leaf' design, popular during the late 18th, early 19th centuries.
Canton (maker) (place)
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 19.3
early 19th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.377-1985 (Applied Arts)