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Chinese mandarin fan with gift-bearing figures in a courtyard garden

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An image of Screen fan. Unknown maker, China, Canton, probably. Applied Faces screen fan. Decorated, obverse: with fan and gift-bearing figures in a courtyard garden; reverse: with six Chinese ladies seated in front of a bookcase with vases containing flowering lotus, a coral branch, scrolls and a peacock feather; stick: with figures and foliage patterns. Stick and rim, reverse: wood and cane, painted in gold on black lacquer. String and tassels: green and crimson silk with milk-glass beads. Rim: obverse: brocade covered. Face: coarse silk, painted in opaque watercolours with applied painted ivory, silk and paper. Height, guards, 40.3 cm, width, 25.7 cm, circa 1820 to circa 1860. Messel-Rosse Collection.

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Screen fan. Unknown maker, China, Canton, probably. Applied Faces screen fan. Decorated, obverse: with fan and gift-bearing figures in a courtyard garden; reverse: with six Chinese ladies seated in front of a bookcase with vases containing flowering lotus, a coral branch, scrolls and a peacock feather; stick: with figures and foliage patterns. Stick and rim, reverse: wood and cane, painted in gold on black lacquer. String and tassels: green and crimson silk with milk-glass beads. Rim: obverse: brocade covered. Face: coarse silk, painted in opaque watercolours with applied painted ivory, silk and paper. Height, guards, 40.3 cm, width, 25.7 cm, circa 1820 to circa 1860. Messel-Rosse Collection.

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  • Accession Number: O.68-1985
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Image Library
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  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
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19th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_Messel-Rosse _WF_OPAC beads bearing gifts brocade cane Chinese costume court courtyard enclosed garden fan fan handle fans fashion fashionable female figures Fitz_AA fixed fan gardens gift bearing gifts glass beads green hand fan lacquer lacquered lacquering paper screen fan silk string tassel tasselled tassels watercolour woman women wood

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