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Brisé fan: M.382-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Sandalwood sticks and guards with arched ends, pierced and carved. Light brown silk ribbon. Rivet set with clear pastes.
Front and back: Pierced by longtitudinal striations and carved below the ribbon with a border of dragons, phoenix and animals, below which is a genre scene. The head has horizontal bands of formal motifs. Above the ribbon there are small figure scenes and buildings.
Guards: Carved with a dragon with one Chinese below and two above.


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


Production date: circa AD 1820


Chinese for European market

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Ribbon composed of silk ( light brown)
Sticks+guards composed of sandalwood
Guards Length 19.2 cm

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.382-1985
Primary reference Number: 117966
Old catalogue number: DR 8/152
Old object number: 317
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 22 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 22 November 2021

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

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