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Fan

  • Place of origin:

    Guangzhou (made)
    China (made)

  • Date:

    before 1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory, carved

  • Museum number:

    T.177-1915

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Ivory folding fan, carved carved with an openwork design featuring a combination of geometrical motifs and a European neo-classical shield medallion with a monogram.

Place of Origin

Guangzhou (made)
China (made)

Date

before 1915 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory, carved

Object history note

Supply of ivory, mostly from Africa, India and Southeast Asia, was greatly facilitated by the participation of Western merchants in maritime trade between these regions. The Chinese port city Canton became a thriving manufacturing centre of ivory goods.

Descriptive line

Ivory fan, China, before 1915

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Carved; Pierced

Categories

Accessories; Clothing

Collection

East Asia Collection

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