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Maker:

Unknown; maker

Collection:

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category:

fans

Name:

brisé fan

Other Name:

hu shan

Date:

circa 1750

Period:

mid 18th Century

Description:

Ivory, pierced, carved, painted in bodycolour, silvered and gilt.(24+2) Cream kid ribbon. Steel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers.
Front: In the middle, a circular medallion painted with a European riverside landscape enclosed by an engraved gold frame with a silver suspension loop and bow at the top. The rest of the fan is pierced by fine longtitudinal striations and carved below the ribbon with two oval, two smaller circular and two lozenge-shaped medallions of Chinese scenes amid scrolling flowers and foliage. Above the ribbon there are small panels containing fruit, flowers, birds, butterflies and landscapes and figures.
Reverse: In the middle, a painted arrangement of flowers within a blue wreath.
Guards: Carved with buildings in a landscape.

Production
Place (legacy):

China, maker, country
Chinese, make, nationality

Production
Note:

Chinese for the European market; possibly painted in Europe.

Technique(s):

piercing; sticks+guards
carving; sticks+guards
weaving; ribbon

Material(s):

ivory; sticks+guards
gouache; sticks
gilt; sticks
steel; rivet
mother-of-pearl; washers
kid; ribbon; cream

Technique
Description:

Ivory, pierced, carved, painted in gouache, silvered and gilt.(24+2) Cream kid ribbon. Steel rivet with mother-of-pearl washers.

Dimension(s):

length, guards, 18.8, cm
width

Acquisition:

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

Provenance:

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

Associated
Person(s):

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

Acquisition Credit:

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

Alternative
Number:

old catalogue number; DR 12/203; Messel-Rosse Collection

Accession:

Object Number: M.96-1985
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 117681; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2012-09-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117681





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