Mint Condition 19th C. Carved Faux Tortoiseshell Brise Cantonese Chinese Fan
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19TH CENTURY CANTONESE BRISE FAUX TORTOISESHELL FAN
Outstanding 19th century Cantonese (Chinese) hand-carved faux tortoiseshell fan, made for the export market. The type of fan is of the kind known as brisé, and it sports a highly skilled carved decoration of innumerable characters in action at a court garden scene. The sheer number, delicacy and tightly composed scene is impressive. The guards are also decorated with hand-carved figures of contorted dragons, and other characters. Excellent piece in an outstanding condition, which is remarkable for an item of this material, depth of carving, use and antiquity.
Closed: 18.5cm (length) x 3.4cm (width) x 1.9cm (height)
Open: 31.7cm (length) x 18.5cm (width)
Excellent condition, with no damages or restorations, except for tiny losses which are better explained by the pictures. The condition is very solid, and outstanding for this type of material, practically intact. Please, see the attached pictures for a better illustration of its condition.
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