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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

Stick: hardwood with ivory trim. Rim: iron wire covered with silk brocade. Centre stick:? bamboo covered with silk brocade. Face: cream silk gauze embroidered in polychrome silk, decorated with butterflies and flowering lotus; the stick carved with a fenghuang amongst foliage.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Screen fan, decorated with butterflies and flowering lotus; the stick carved with a fenghuang amongst foliage. Stick: hardwood with ivory trim. Rim: iron wire covered with silk brocade. Centre stick:? bamboo covered with silk brocade. Face cream silk gauze embroidered in polychrome silk.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 44.5 cm
width: 30.7 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.33-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118442; Input Date: 2005-02-23 / Last Edit: 2011-05-04)

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