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Folding paper leaf fan of assymetrical design. The front leaf is decorated with a floral spray and butterflies,painted in red on brown silk(?) leaf; the reverse leaf design is an assymetrical copy of this design, outlined in red. The sticks and guards (18+2) are of brown lacquer, decorated in painted gold with chinese garden scenes, bordered with flowers and leaves. Brass alloy (?) rivet with two, brown silk tassels.
Cantonese, for the export market.
Canton (maker) (place)
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 41.0
3rd quarter 19th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.411-1985 (Applied Arts)