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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Tortoiseshell brise fan. Sticks of pierced and carved tortoiseshell; guards are carved (21+2). Red silk ribbon and brass(?) rivet. Front: Pierced by longitudinal striations and carved below the ribbon with genre scenes, enclosed by a pierced floral border. Above the ribbon there are single figures and cattle. Reverse: The same design in reverse. Guards: The fronts are carved with two figures, a phoenix and a dragon, the backs with four figures.

Production Notes

Chinese for European market

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Sticks pierced and carved tortoiseshell. Guards carved. (21+2) Red silk ribbon. Rivet brass ?.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 19.0 cm
width:

Period

early 19th Century

Date

circa 1820

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.386-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117970; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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