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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

cockade fan
folding fan

Description

Paper leaf folding fan, consisting of two semi-circular, pleated leaves, mounted on a black lacquered handle, decorated in gold lacquer with a traditional chinese scene. Both leaves are painted with a symmetrical design of butterflies and flowers and edged with coloured feathers. Two silk tassels: green and red.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

height: (guards): 26.6 cm
width:

Period

mid 19th century

Date

circa 1850

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. Biedronskiej-Slotowej, Beaty (2001) Wachlarze Zachodu i Wschodu w zbioracg Nyzeyn Narodowego w Krakowie. Fans of the Occident and Orient in the Collection of the National Museum in Cracow, Cracow [page: 215]
    [comments: Ref: Illustrated example (pl.140) of a folding fan on the handle, from 19th century China.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.379-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117963; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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