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Black lacquered brisé fan. Front and reverse sticks (19+2) show painted Chinese genre scenes. Stick phinials are decorated with gold lacquer reliefs of alternating animals and floral sprays. The inner guards are also detailed in gold relief, with chinese dragons; the outer guards decorated with painted dragons of red and gold. Red, silk ribbon. Metal rivet? The lower sticks (gorge) are decorated in gold lacquer.
Cantonese, for the export market.
Canton (maker) (place)
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 19.6
2nd quarter 19th century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.380-1985 (Applied Arts)