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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Ivory sticks, pierced, painted in red, green, slate blue, brown, black, and gold. Guards: plain ivory painted in brown, red, green and gold, the head strengthened with tortoiseshell. (20+2) Gold stringing. Rivet of brass ?. Front: The decoration is arranged in four horizontal bands. 1. Geometrical motifs, pierced and painted red, green and gold. 2. A European outdoor scene in which two servants bring a pig or tiger to a pipe-smoking gentleman seated beside a standing gentleman who is extending his arm towards another servant, who carries a stick. On both sides there is a long-tailed exotic bird among flowers and foliage. 3.Three oval panels reserved in a red band, the centre oval is painted with a crab and a fish, the others with stylized plants. 4. Foliage and flowers. The area below the shoulder is undecorated. Reverse: The same design reversed. Guards: Prunus sprays

Production Notes

Chinese for European market, possibly made in China and painted in Holland.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Ivory sticks, pierced, painted in red, green, slate blue, brown, black, and gold. Guards plain ivory painted in brown, red, green and gold, the head strengthened with tortoiseshell. (20+2) Gold stringing. Rivet of brass ?.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 25.6 cm
width:

Period

early 18th Century

Date

circa 1710 to 1720

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

M.85-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117671; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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