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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

Decorated, face: with a soldier bearing a bow. Stick: ruyi form with florets. Stick: bone, carved and pierced, over blue cotton with traces of gold foil. Face: bamboo sheath, obverse, engraved with hot needle.

Production Place

Taiwan (maker) (place)

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Stick: bone, carved and pierced, over blue cotton with traces of gold foil. Face: bamboo sheath, obverse, engraved with hot needle.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 40.8 cm
width: 21.3 cm

Period

19th century

Date

1867

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
    Method: burnt in
    Content: Daijian congjun bingyin qiaqiu fan jiezyuan/mulan congjun tu/(?) yu chikan jishu/Yi ? Zan bing xie. Seal ? Yi Zan.
    Language: chinese
    Translation: (lit. arrow girt common soldier) and (Imitating the plate showing Mu Lan as a common soldier from the "Mustard-seed" Garden, drawn on the skillful day of autumn (7th day of the 7th month) of the bingyin year (1867) Hi ? Zan at the Youth Bureau, Chikan.
  2. inscription
    Position: reverse
    Method: inscribed in ink
    Content: fan from Ta Kan Formosa/ Given by T. Walters (or poss. Watters) Esqr/Anno 1868
    Language: english

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.39-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118450; Input Date: 2005-02-23 / Last Edit: 2011-01-27)

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