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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

Sticks: mottled whole bamboo, with white glass finial. Ribs: very thin cane. Face: silk, torn, painted in ink and translucent watercolours; the edge is lacquered in black. Decorated with a scene of conflict between mountain dwelling Buddhist Guardian figures and water spirits, with two human figures standing by the shore near an arch inscribed 'Jinshan' (Gold Mountain). The water spirits bearing a pennant inscrobed: 'Baiyunxian(?) (White Cloud spirit?).

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Sticks: mottled whole bamboo, with white glass finial. Ribs: very thin cane. Face: silk, torn, painted in ink and translucent watercolours; the edge is lacquered in black.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 44.4 cm
width: 31 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

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. inscription
    Position: front, on the arch
    Content: 'Jinshan'
    Language: chinese
    Translation: gold mountain
  2. inscription
    Position: front, on the pennant
    Content: 'Baiyunxian'(?)
    Language: chinese
    Translation: white cloud spirit (?)

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.35-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118445; Input Date: 2005-02-23 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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