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Wood sticks and guards with rounded ends, lacquered black and decorated in red, silver and two shades of gold lacquer. (21 originally 22 + 2). Brown silk ribbon. Brass ? rivet and washers. Front: In a fan-shaped panel with paired leaf borders, a Chinese genre scene of men and women in a garden. Below the shoulder, there is a floral design and above the ribbon a bird on each stick and the guards. Back: Similar but a different genre scene in which two boats approach an island. Guards: The fronts have a central area dotted in red.
Chinese for European market
Canton (maker) (place) ()
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
Wood sticks and guards with rounded ends, lacquered black and decorated in red, silver and two shades of gold lacquer. (21 originally 22 + 2). Brown silk ribbon. Brass ? rivet and washers.
length: (guards): 19.6
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.381-1985 (Applied Arts)