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Maker(s) &
Production:

uncertain, production, Canton, probably Cantonese

Collection:

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category:

fans

Name(s):

brisé fan
box fragment

Date:

circa 1820 circa 1830

Period:

early 19th Century

Description:

Brisé fan, pierced ivory sticks and carved ivory guards (19+2) mounted with white goose feathers tipped with marabou, and painted in polychrome body colour: shades of green, blue, purple, shades of pink, shades of brown, grey and black. Gilt-metal carrying loop ornamented with a red silk knot attached by a pale green silk cord. The sticks and guards are decorated with figures, buildings and plants. The front of the feather mount is decorated with two quail standing on either side of a small prunus tree and a rock, flanked by flowering plants and foliage. On the back there is a small arrangement of flowers and foliage in the centre. The fan is accompanied by a fragment from the end of its pasteboard boz covered with pale blue brocade and painted with a floral spray (A).

Technique(s):

piercing; sticks
carving; guards
mounting; guards
painting; guards
weaving; knot+cord

Material(s):

ivory; sticks+guards
feathers; guards; goose+marabou
bodycolour; guards; shades of green, blue, purple, shades of pink, shades of brown, grey and black
silk; knot+cord; red+pale green

Technique
Description:

Brisé fan, pierced ivory sticks and carved ivory guards (19+2) mounted with white goose feathers tipped with marabou, and painted in polychrome body colour: shades of green, blue, purple, shades of pink, shades of brown, grey and black. Gilt-metal carrying loop ornamented with a red silk knot attached by a pale green silk cord.

Dimension(s):

height, guards, 27.5, cm
width, 53, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1994-04-25; Nias, J., Professor

Provenance:

unknown before donor

Acquisition Credit:

Given by Professor J. Nias

Accession:

Object Number: O.1 & A-1994
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 125148; input: 2006-03-02; modified: 2013-04-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/125148





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