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Maker/s

uncertain

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan
box fragment

Description

Brisé fan, pierced ivory sticks and carved ivory guards (19+2) mounted with white goose feathers tipped with marabou, and painted in polychrome body colour: shades of green, blue, purple, shades of pink, shades of brown, grey and black. Gilt-metal carrying loop ornamented with a red silk knot attached by a pale green silk cord. The sticks and guards are decorated with figures, buildings and plants. The front of the feather mount is decorated with two quail standing on either side of a small prunus tree and a rock, flanked by flowering plants and foliage. On the back there is a small arrangement of flowers and foliage in the centre. The fan is accompanied by a fragment from the end of its pasteboard boz covered with pale blue brocade and painted with a floral spray (A).

Production Place

Canton (place) ()

China (country)

Chinese (nationality)

Technique Description

Brisé fan, pierced ivory sticks and carved ivory guards (19+2) mounted with white goose feathers tipped with marabou, and painted in polychrome body colour: shades of green, blue, purple, shades of pink, shades of brown, grey and black. Gilt-metal carrying loop ornamented with a red silk knot attached by a pale green silk cord.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 27.5 cm
width: 53 cm

Period

early 19th Century

Date

circa 1820 to 1830

Provenance

given: Nias, J., Professor (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Given by Professor J. Nias

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.1 & A-1994 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 125148; Input Date: 2006-03-02 / Last Edit: 2006-03-15)

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