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A5435 Fan, with box,  paper / mother of pearl / metal / wood / fabric, China, 1780-1850. Click to enlarge.

Fan, with box, paper / mother of pearl / metal / wood / fabric, China, 1780-1850

Fan with blades of intricately carved mother-of-pearl. Upper part in paper lavishly painted with blue and green predominating with a subject of numerous groups of people looking to a central stage; the royal patrons with yellow robes. Chinese. In a box. The box is made of wood and lacquer with metal hinges and latch and is lined with blue fabric. Inside the lid is painted decoration.

Summary

Object No.

A5435

Object Statement

Fan, with box, paper / mother of pearl / metal / wood / fabric, China, 1780-1850

Physical Description

Fan with blades of intricately carved mother-of-pearl. Upper part in paper lavishly painted with blue and green predominating with a subject of numerous groups of people looking to a central stage; the royal patrons with yellow robes. Chinese. In a box. The box is made of wood and lacquer with metal hinges and latch and is lined with blue fabric. Inside the lid is painted decoration.

Dimensions

Depth

281 mm

History

Notes

Collected by Christian Thornett

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Christian Rowe Thornett, 1967

Acquisition Date

20 July 1967

Cite this Object

Harvard

Fan, with box, paper / mother of pearl / metal / wood / fabric, China, 1780-1850 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 June 2019, <https://ma.as/183417>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Reflections of Asia: Collectors and Collections at the Powerhouse Museum.

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