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Brisé fan: M.386-1985

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Tortoiseshell brise fan. Sticks of pierced and carved tortoiseshell; guards are carved (21+2). Red silk ribbon and brass(?) rivet.
Front: Pierced by longitudinal striations and carved below the ribbon with genre scenes, enclosed by a pierced floral border. Above the ribbon there are single figures and cattle.
Reverse: The same design in reverse.
Guards: The fronts are carved with two figures, a phoenix and a dragon, the backs with four figures.

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

Early 19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1820

Note

Chinese for European market

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Ribbon composed of silk ( red)
Sticks+guards composed of tortoise shell
Rivet composed of brass (alloy)
Guards Length 19 cm
Sticks

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.386-1985
Primary reference Number: 117970
Old catalogue number: DR 12/176
Old object number: 323
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 November 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 November 2021

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

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