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Feather fan with brown striated feathers: the front decorated with painted birds, flowers and foliage; the reverse with three rows of flowers and foliage. The lower sticks and guards are ivory, decorated in gold or gilt relief on the tops of the sticks and guards.
Cantonese, for the export market.
Canton (maker) (place)
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 21.5
1st half 19th century
circa 1800 to 1850
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.399-1985 (Applied Arts)