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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Wood sticks and guards lacquered black, and decorated in red and two shades of gold lacquer (19+2). Red silk ribbon. Metal rivet. Front and Reverse: In a fan-shaped panel, Chinese figures on a diapered background surrounded by a scrolled frame. On the head, scrolls on a diapered background. Above the ribbon arched panels containing single figures of men and women in interior settings. In the centre of each side there is a plain black oval panel. Guards: On the fronts a floral design in gold and red on a diapered ground; on the back a different floral design in gold on a diapered ground.

Production Notes

Chinese for European market

Production Place

Canton (maker) (place)

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Wood sticks and guards lacquered black, and decorated in red and two shades of gold lacquer (19+2). Red silk ribbon. Metal rivet.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 19.8 cm
width:

Period

2nd quarter 19th century

Date

circa 1820 to 1840

Provenance

bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

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

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.378-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117962; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-27)

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