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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

The stick: ivory carved and partly stained orange/pink; bottom mount, front: painted ivory openwork on silk; back: polychrome silks embroidered on silk. Centre stick: brocade covered; top mount; corroded low quality silver. Rim: rusted iron wire, covered in blue cloth. Face: silk with polychrome silk embroidery. Decorated with a stork and a fruiting peach tree; the applied mount with bird and pinks (?); the stick with scrolling grotesques.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

The stick: ivory carved and partly stained orange/pink; bottom mount, front: painted ivory openwork on silk; back: polychrome silks embroidered on silk. Centre stick: brocade covered; top mount; corroded low quality silver. Rim: rusted iron wire, covered in blue cloth. Face: silk with polychrome silk embroidery.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 46.4 cm
width: 29.8 cm

Period

late 18th to early 19th century

Date

after 1770 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

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.30-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118440; Input Date: 2005-02-23 / Last Edit: 2011-05-04)

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