About this object

A Cantonese ivory fan, with intricate lace-like carvings on the spokes, of figures in a landscape, the two end spokes being more deeply carved, pinned to the spokes is is a square silver loop. Attached to the spokes are white feathers, which are tipped with the 'eye' of the peacock feather. The white feathers have been painted with blossoms surrounding a group of figures in metallic silver and gold paints with dark blue outlines.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Chinese; European
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Tooth Ivory; Feather Bird; Feather Peacock; Silver
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    355 mm x 600 mm x 26 mm; 14 in x 23 5/8 in x 1 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: A nice example of a 'China Trade' fan, made for the western market.
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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