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Brisé fan: M.93-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Ivory brisé fan featuring pierced, rounded finials and gorge and a carved central main body, featuring three cartouches; a small, central monogram cartouche, flanked by two larger medallions with pagoda designs. Above the central cartouche, there is a carved female figure and surrounding the cartouches are carved designs of birds and flowers.
For the European market.

Notes

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

Legal notes

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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1985-01-28) by Countess of Rosse, Anne

Dating

Circa 1760 - Circa 1770

Note

An ivory brisé from China, made for the European market, often for weddings or christenings. The central cartouche was finished with a monogram in Europe, where, at that time, many Chinese craftsmen were employed.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Guards Height 26.1 cm

Materials used in production

Ivory

Techniques used in production

Piercing
Carving

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.93-1985
Primary reference Number: 117678
Old catalogue number: DR 12/202
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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