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Maker:

Unknown; maker

Collection:

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category:

fans

Name:

brisé fan

Date:

circa 1790 circa 1860

Period:

late 18th - first half 19th century

Description:

Ivory (?) brisé fan depicting 'scenes from Chinese life'; a central cartouche has the word 'souvenir' carved in the style of a monogram.

Production
Place (legacy):

China, maker, country
Chinese, maker, nationality

Dimension(s):

length, guards, 18.9, 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 12/199; Messel-Rosse Collection

Documentation:

Irons, John Neville. 1982. Fans from Imperial China.Hong Kong: Kaiserreich Kunst Ltdp. 80-90
Ref: Illustrated examples and background history of this style of brisé fan.

Accession:

Object Number: M.101-1985
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 117686; input: 2004-12-07; modified: 2012-09-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117686





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