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Fan

Fan

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    19th Century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and pierced ivory

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs G. B. Roberts

  • Museum number:

    1521-1902

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fan of carved and pierced ivory. The main portion of the design on the twenty sticks represents a landscape with figures, trees, and houses; on a shield-shaped medallion in the centre is the monogram 'M.S.' in Italic script, while the square spaces at the top are each filled with a figure. On each of the guards outside is the same pattern of figures, while inside are figures and , at the top, an animal. The backgrounds in the sticks are saw-pierced into a fine grill-pattern. The brass rivet is provided with two mother-of-pearl studs.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

19th Century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved and pierced ivory

Dimensions

Length: 7.25 in

Object history note

Registered File number 27847/1902, 91032/1902.

Descriptive line

Fan, carved and pierced ivory, China, Qing dynasty, 19th Century

Materials

Ivory; Brass; Mother of pearl

Techniques

Carved; Pierced

Subjects depicted

Figures; Landscapes; Animals

Categories

Accessories

Collection

East Asia Collection

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