circa 1760 circa 1770
mid to late 18th century
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.
China, maker, country
Chinese, maker, nationality
height, guards, 26.5, cm
bought; 1985-01-28; Anne, Countess of Rosse
Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)
Messel, Leonard; owner
Anne, Countess of Rosse; owner
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Irons, Neville John. 1982. Fans of Imperial China.Hong Kong: Keiserrieich Kunst (Hong Kong) Limited
Source Title: The Oriental Art Series 1 (1982) : 160
Ref: Illustrated examples, pl.9-10, and background history of brisé fans crafted in this style.
Object Number: M.94-1985
(record id: 117679; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2012-09-06)