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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

The stick: carved and pierced ivory, with paper-backed tortoiseshell clamp, one pin missing, dark blue knotted tassel bound in silver and silver gilt wire. The rim: cane, covered in blue brocade. Face: palm leaves, decorated with hot needles and sgraffito through blue paint. Decorated with a lakeside landscape, the reverse with inscriptions; the stick with figures amongst buildings.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Screen fan decorated with a lakeside landscape, the reverse with inscriptions; the stick with figures amongst buildings. The stick: carved and pierced ivory, with paper-backed tortoiseshell clamp, one pin missing, dark blue knotted tassel bound in silver and silver gilt wire. The rim: cane, covered in blue brocade. Face: palm leaves, decorated with hot needles and sgraffito through blue paint.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 41.3 cm
width: 30 cm

Period

early 19th Century

Date

after 1801 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.32-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118441; Input Date: 2005-02-23 / Last Edit: 2011-05-04)

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