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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Ivory sticks pierced with fishscale design above the shoulder and painted in water-colours and silver. Carved ivory guards. (24+2) Red silk stringing. Iron/steel rivet Front: Reserved in a pierced fishscale ground is an asymmetrical design of two birds perching on a prunus branch with flying birds on each side. Above the stringing there is a border of silver and green Chinese cloud scroll, and below the pierced area, the same in blue. The area below the shoulder is painted with flowers and foliage. Reverse: The same design reversed. Guards: A floral spray is carved out of the surface and at the top a cloud scroll.

Production Notes

Chinese for European market

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Ivory sticks pierced with fishscale design above the shoulder and painted in water-colours and silver. Carved ivory guards. (24+2) Red silk stringing. Iron/steel rivet

Dimensions

length: (guards): 26.1 cm
width:

Period

late 17th Century

Date

circa 1680 to 1700

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

Documentation

  1. Armstrong, Nancy (1985) Fans from the Fitzwilliam. A Selection from the Messel-Rosse Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises Ltd
    [comments: Publ. pl. 35]
  2. Phillips (1992) The Martin Willcocks Collection of Fans, London: Phillips 19 February 1992)
    [comments: Cfr. similar example, lot 11, p. 6. Ill. pl. I]

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.87-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117673; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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