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A5435 Fan with box, paper / mother of pearl / metal / timber / textile, maker unknown, China, 1780-1850. Click to enlarge.

Fan with box from China

Made
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 / timber / textile, maker unknown, 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.

Marks

Marks not sighted

Dimensions

Depth

281 mm

Production

Made

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 from China 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 September 2021, <https://ma.as/183417>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/183417 |title=Fan with box from China |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=27 September 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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