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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

The stick and centre stick are clad in tortoiseshell, with red and a green stained ivory trim; mounts of enamel on copper and on silver, some are missing. Decorated with butterflies and a fruiting pomegranate branch.There is a cream silk-knotted tassel. The rim is of tortoiseshell and the face of silver net with appliqué polychrome silk embroidery.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

The stick and centre stick are clad in tortoiseshell, with red and a green stained ivory trim; mounts of enamel on copper and on silver, some are missing. There is a cream silk-knotted tassel. The rim is of tortoiseshell and the face of silver net with appliqué polychrome silk embroidery.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 50 cm
width: 31.9 cm

Period

early 19th Century

Date

after 1801 to 1820

Provenance

bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Documentation

  1. Armstrong, Nancy (1985) Fans from the Fitzwilliam. A Selection from the Messel-Rosse Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises Ltd
    [comments: Publ. pl. 61]
  2. Fan Circle International (1978) Fans from the East, London: Debrett's Peerage Ltd
    [comments: Cf. Col. Pl. III for the missing mounts, from the book accompanying the V&A exhibition 'Fans from the East' 1978.]

Other Notes

A Chen Yan is recorded in 'Chunggiro Lidai shuhui juanke jia cihao soyin' as living between Kangxi and Qianlong and specialising in 'feathers and fur'.

Accession Number

O.6-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118422; Input Date: 2005-02-16 / Last Edit: 2011-05-04)

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