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Chinese screen fan with quail and orchid

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An image of Screen fan. Unknown maker. Decorated with quail and orchid, the reverse with a colophon. Inscribed with a dedication to Shunweng laoshou daren, date: gengchen (i.e. either 1820 or 1760) and signed un-deciphered. Stick: plain bamboo. Rim: brocade covered. Face: painted in translucent watercolours and inscribed in Chinese ink on silk; reverse: inscribed in Chinese ink on gold spattered silk. Height, guards, 39.5 cm, width, 26.7 cm, after 1770 to before 1830. Messel-Rosse Collection.

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Screen fan. Unknown maker. Decorated with quail and orchid, the reverse with a colophon. Inscribed with a dedication to Shunweng laoshou daren, date: gengchen (i.e. either 1820 or 1760) and signed un-deciphered. Stick: plain bamboo. Rim: brocade covered. Face: painted in translucent watercolours and inscribed in Chinese ink on silk; reverse: inscribed in Chinese ink on gold spattered silk. Height, guards, 39.5 cm, width, 26.7 cm, after 1770 to before 1830. Messel-Rosse Collection.

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  • Accession Number: O.64-1985
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Image Library
  • Image height: 1376 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
  • Filesize: 163.24kB

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18th Century 19th Century _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_Messel-Rosse _WF_OPAC bamboo birds brocade Chinese dedication fan fans Fitz_AA fixed fan floral flowers hand fan ink orchid quail screen fan script silk texts

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