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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

Applied Faces screen fan. Decorated, obverse: with fan and gift-bearing figures in a courtyard garden; reverse: with six Chinese ladies seated in front of a bookcase with vases containing flowering lotus, a coral branch, scrolls and a peacock feather; stick: with figures and foliage patterns. Stick and rim, reverse: wood and cane, painted in gold on black lacquer. String and tassels: green and crimson silk with milk-glass beads. Rim: obverse: brocade covered. Face: coarse silk, painted in opaque watercolours with applied painted ivory, silk and paper.

Production Place

Canton (maker) (place) ()

China (maker) (country) ()

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Stick and rim, reverse: wood and cane, painted in gold on black lacquer. String and tassels: green and crimson silk with milk-glass beads. Rim: obverse: brocade covered. Face: coarse silk, painted in opaque watercolours with applied painted ivory, silk and paper.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 40.3 cm
width: 25.7 cm

Period

mid 18th Century

Date

circa 1820 to 1860

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.68-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118458; Input Date: 2005-02-23 / Last Edit: 2011-02-28)

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