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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

Screen fan, decorated with trees, orchids and peonies; the stick with a coiling dragon. The stick is incised and gilt, imitating inlaid wire, with a green-stained ivory trim. The rim is made of iron wire covered with brown and gold brocade; the centre stick is equally covered with brocade. The face is of red silk embroidered with polychrome thread.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

The stick is incised and gilt, imitating inlaid wire, with a green-stained ivory trim. The rim is made of iron wire covered with brown and gold brocade; the centre stick is equally covered with brocade. The face is of red silk embroidered with polychrome thread.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 46.5 cm
width: 33 cm

Period

19th century

Date

after 1801 to 1900

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

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.25-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118433; Input Date: 2005-02-22 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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