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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, maker, China

Collection:

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category:

fans

Name:

brisé fan

Date:

circa 1760 circa 1770

Period:

mid-late 18th Century

Description:

Ivory brisé fan with pierced, rounded finials, below which the fan is ribboned. The upper sticks feature a large, elongated oblong, bordered by carved leaves and flowers. Within the oblong there is a small, central mongram cartouche flanked by symmetrical designs of carved pagodas, birds, trees and landscape imagery. The lower sticks (gorge) are pierced in a Greek key design.
For the European market

Technique(s):

piercing
carving

Material(s):

ivory
ribbon

Dimension(s):

height, guards, 26.5, cm
width

Acquisition:

bought; 1985-01-28; Countess of Rosse, Anne

Provenance:

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Associated
Person(s):

Messel, Leonard; owner
Countess of Rosse, Anne; owner

Acquisition Credit:

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Documentation:

Irons, Neville John. 1982. Fans of Imperial China.Hong Kong: Keiserrieich Kunst (Hong Kong) Limited
Source Title: The Oriental Art Series 1 (1982) : 160
p. 72-75
Ref: Illustrated examples, pl.9-10, and background history of brisé fans crafted in this style.

Accession:

Object Number: M.94-1985
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 117679; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2016-08-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117679





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