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Chinoiserie Scene: M.260-2015

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Chinoiserie Scene


Maker: Unknown




Chinoiserie folding fan. Depicting a man in a fishing boat, while to the left a mandarin holds a partially unrolled scroll. To the right a man is seated in a carriage drawn by two horses, the driver mounted on one of the horses.
Paper leaf with hand coloured etching on shaped Chinese export ivory sticks and guards, with painted and varnished decoration.


History note: Lennox Boyd Estate. Christie's no. 975

Legal notes

Accepted by H. M. Government in lieu of inheritance tax from the Lennox Boyd Estate

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2015-04-27) by H.M. Government


18th century
Production date: circa AD 1740

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Components of the work

Leaf composed of paper
Sticks, Guards composed of varnish paint
Sticks composed of ivory

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.260-2015
Primary reference Number: 204827
Sale number: 975
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Created: Tuesday 28 July 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 May 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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