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Maker/s

Unknown

Collection

C.B. Marlay

Category

fans

Name

folding fan

School/Style

Oriental style

Description

Folding fan, double paper leaf, painted in watercolour and bodycolour with chinoiseries. Sticks carved and pierced ivory; guards carved ivory (20+2). Rivet of brass and washer of mother-of-pearl. Front: Three cartouches including a garden scene with Chinese women and playing children, a man riding a buffalo. Back: bunches with flowers, berries and a bird on a white background.

Folding fan, double paper leaf, painted in watercolour and bodycolour with chinoiseries. Sticks carved and pierced ivory; guards carved ivory (20+2). Rivet of brass and washer of mother-of-pearl. Front: Three cartouches. In the centre, a garden scene with Chinese women and playing children; a child behind a rock, a woman leaning on a tree, a woman walking holding a long stick, playing children and two woman behind a table. The foreground is brown with two rocks, a bird and little bushes bordering the garden. Left in the background, a wooden building; in the left, triangular shaped cartouche, a tree in blossom growing on a rock with two birds sitting on it surrounded by flowers. In the right cartouche, a man riding a buffalo, wearing a flower and probably carrying a fan, a child following him and a woman holding a floral spray and a child. The left cartouche is bordered by leaves and berries, the central cartouche by a scrolling green stem and the right one by a thin brown line. Empty spaces are sprinkled with flowers and leaves painted in gold and a curved handle with leaves on the right. Top edging of a thin paper ribbon. Back: two bunches with flowers, berries and a bird on a white background set asymmetrically in the left half of the leaf. Sticks: In a cartouche in the middle, a couple in European dress sitting in a Chinese garden with a Chinese hut on the left and a child playing with a dog in front of a classical temple on the right. Background carved with striations. Slightly scrolling foliage e on both sides of the cartouche, each flanked by Chinese couples in front of a hut. Guards: Both guards are decorated in a similar way: a flower on the bottom, a vase of flowers, a single flower, a pierced trellis, a standing Chinaman, striations and flowers.

Production Notes

Possibly Dutch

Production Place

The Netherlands (country) ()

Dutch (nationality) ()

Technique Description

Folding fan, double paper leaf, painted in watercolour and bodycolour with chinoiseries. Sticks carved and pierced ivory; guards carved ivory (20+2). Rivet of brass and washer of mother-of-pearl.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 28.3 cm
width: (whole): 51 cm

Period

mid 18th Century

Date

circa 1760

Provenance

bequeathed: Marlay, Charles Brinsley 1912 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Other Notes

Accession Number

MAR.M.244-1912 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118060; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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