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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

Applied mount with bat and foliage; shot with bats in the clouds. Stick: turned hardwood, inlaid with silver wire, with green-stained ivory trim. Applied bottom mount; polychrome silk embroidery on red silk with paint. Decorated with a butterfly, flowering prunus and bamboo. Centre stick is covered with brocade. Top mount: gilt? silver. Rim: iron-wire, round in black silk. Face: polychrome Kesi.

Production Notes

Kesi tapestry

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Stick: turned hardwood, inlaid with silver wire, with green-stained ivory trim. Applied bottom mount; polychrome silk embroidery on red silk with paint. Centre stick is covered with brocade. Top mount: gilt? silver. Rim: iron-wire, round in black silk. Face: polychrome Kesi.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 47.1 cm
width: (whole): 32.6 cm

Period

18th or early 19th century

Date

after 1701 to 1830

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 (1974) A Collector's History of Fans, London: London Studio Vista
    [comments: Ill., see pl. 82.]

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.26-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118434; Input Date: 2005-02-22 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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