Skip to main content

Brisé fan: M.399-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

Entities

Categories

Description

Feather fan with brown striated feathers: the front decorated with painted birds, flowers and foliage; the reverse with three rows of flowers and foliage. The lower sticks and guards are ivory, decorated in gold or gilt relief on the tops of the sticks and guards. The guards are also carved, with a dragon and a figure under a pine tree.

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

First half of 19th Century
Circa 1800 CE - Circa 1850 CE

Note

Cantonese, for the export market.

School or Style

Rococo

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Leaf composed of feathers
Sticks, Guards composed of gilt ivory
Guards Height 21.5 cm

Materials used in production

Paint

Techniques used in production

Painting

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.399-1985
Primary reference Number: 117983
Old object number: 404
Stable URI

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Brisé fan" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117983 Accessed: 2023-02-08 20:15:52

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/117983 |title=Brisé fan |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-02-08 20:15:52|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-117983

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Islamic

Accession Number: CM.3322-1950

Fan

Accession Number: O.69-1946

Perpetual Almanack

Accession Number: M.275-2015

Topographical Image of Versailles

Accession Number: M.433-2015

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...