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Decorated with quail and orchid, the reverse with a colophon. Stick: plain bamboo. Rim: brocade covered. Face: painted in translucent watercolours and inscribed in Chinese ink on silk; reverse: inscribed in Chinese ink on gold spattered silk. Inscribed with a dedication to Shunweng laoshou daren, date: gengchen (i.e. either 1820 or 1760) and signed un-deciphered.
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
Stick: plain bamboo. Rim: brocade covered. Face: painted in translucent watercolours and inscribed in Chinese ink on silk; reverse: inscribed in Chinese ink on gold spattered silk.
height: (guards): 39.5
late 18th or early 19th century
after 1770 to 1830
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
O.64-1985 (Applied Arts)