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Goose feather fan; edges probably tipped with marabou down; the front decorated with painted gold fruit, flowers and leaves; the reverse is undecorated. The lower sticks (gorge) and guards are sandalwood, decorated on the front sticks and outer guards only with a painted gold design. Brass alloy (?) rivet.
Cantonese, for the export market.
Canton (maker) (place)
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 30.2
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.400-1985 (Applied Arts)