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Brisé fan: M.396-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Chinese feather fan. Fan leaves of goose (?) feathers; the front painted with a central cartouche, decorated with a floral design and flanked with two, large floral sprays; the reverse painted with a butterfly and flower central design, also flanked with two, floral sprays. Both sides are bordered with a delicate fern leaf garland. The lower sticks (gorge) and guards are carved, pierced and gilt and the sticks are decorated with details of cloisonne (?) enamel in blue.

Notes

History note: Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-92)

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

1st quarter 19th century
Circa 1815 CE - Circa 1825 CE

Note

Cantonese, for the export market

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of feathers ( goose) Sticks, Guards composed of gilt copper Sticks composed of enamel Guards Height 28.6 cm

Materials used in production

Paint

Techniques used in production

Painting

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.396-1985
Primary reference Number: 117980
Old object number: 401
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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