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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

School/Style

Rococo

Description

Chinese feather fan with painted goose feather (?) leaves and lower sticks and guards of pierced and carved ivory. The front is decorated with a central garland cartouche within which are colourful designs of birds and flowers. This is flanked by two sets of floral sprays and the whole is bordered with flowers, leaves, birds and bows. The reverse is decorated with blue, green and red flowers. Metal alloy (?) rivet and hoop.

Production Notes

Cantonese, for the export market.

Production Place

Canton (maker) (place)

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Dimensions

height: (guards): 27.2 cm
width:

Period

1st quarter 19th century

Date

circa 1815 to 1825

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. Irons, Neville John (1982) Fans of Imperial China, Hong Kong: Keiserrieich Kunst (Hong Kong) Limited [page: 48-55]
    Source title: The Oriental Art Series (1982)
    [comments: Ref: Illustrations (pl.1-3) and background history of Chinese feather fans from 19th century Canton.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.398-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117982; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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