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Brisé fan: M.397-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Categories

Description

Chinese feather brisé fan. Goose feather fan with ivory sticks and guards. The front is painted with blue peonies and pheasants, the reverse, less detailed blue peonies (?). The tops of the lower sticks (gorge) and guards are decorated with a gilt relief. Metal rivet (?).

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 maket

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of feathers
Sticks, Guards composed of gilt ivory
Rivet composed of metal
Guards Height 21.6 cm

Materials used in production

Paint

Techniques used in production

Painting

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.397-1985
Primary reference Number: 117981
Old object number: 402
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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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