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brisé fan


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.

Production Notes

Probably from the Philippines, made for the European market.

Production Place

Philippines (production) (country) ()

Philippino (production) (nationality) ()


length: (guards): 17.1 cm
width: (whole): 32 cm


early 19th Century


after 1800 to 1810


given: Dickson, W.D. Mrs 1932-10-01 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Given by Mrs W.D. Dickson

Other Notes

Nancy Armstrong in 1977 identified the fan as probably carved in the Philippines for the European market, emulating the 'Cabriolet' type

Accession Number

M.4.2-1932 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118067; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-02-01)

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