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Chinese feather brisé fan. Goose (?) feather fan with ivory sticks and guards. The front is painted with blue peonies and pheasants, the reverse, less detailed blue peonies (?). The tops of the lower sticks (gorge) and guards are decorated with a gilt relief. Metal rivet (?).
Cantonese, for the export maket
Canton (maker) (place)
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 21.6
1st quarter 19th century
circa 1815 to 1825
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.397-1985 (Applied Arts)