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Brisé fan with fretted bone sticks and guards, the sticks painted with an Oriental scene.
Brisé fan, fretted bone sticks painted with oriental scene, guards of fretted ivory (24+2). Cream coloured textile ribbon. Rivet of peach coloured pastes. Front: the middle zone is painted with abridge; in the centre, an animal is crossing the bridge and a man on the right is trying to stop it and threatening it with a branch. On the left, two men are carrying a stick with two sacks. Some vegetation on the right and left. Top and lower borders of the scene are of a double gold line. Sticks: each stick is fretted in the same way showing a delicate pattern. The tops of the sticks are painted in bronze with a gold pattern of two lines and a half flower. Guards: Both guards are fretted in a similar way with a plain pattern.
Probably from the Philippines, made for the European market.
Philippines (production) (country) ()
Philippino (production) (nationality) ()
length: (guards): 17.1
early 19th Century
after 1800 to 1810
Nancy Armstrong in 1977 identified the fan as probably carved in the Philippines for the European market, emulating the 'Cabriolet' type
M.4.2-1932 (Applied Arts)