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Maker/s

Unknown (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

brisé fan

Description

Ivory sticks and guards with rounded ends, painted in colours (21+2). Cream silk ribbon. Steel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers. Front: In the middle, within a circular frame is a Chinese genre scene: a mandarin, two women and a servant boy in the garden of a house. On each side there is a bunch of mixed flowers, and above a border of flower garlands which trail down the extreme left and right sticks. Above the ribbon there are arched panels, three in the centre containing figures and the rest flowers. Revese: Similar but with the figures reversed. Guards: On the front, flowers and a bird; on the back, flowers.

Production Notes

Chinese for the export market. The paintings reflect contemporary embroidery.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Ivory sticks and guards with rounded ends, painted in colours (21+2). Cream silk ribbon. Steel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers.

Dimensions

length: (guards): 18.9 cm

Period

19th century

Date

circa 1820 to 1840

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

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. label
    Method: ink
    Interpretation: loan label: Lent to the RSM Has usual label with 80 in ink.

Other Notes

Accession Number

M.97-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 117682; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-05-03)

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