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中國扇具
CHINESE FANS

The Muwen Tang Collection Series Vol. 12
328 pages, text in English and Chinese, catalogue with English captions, all plates in colour, hardcover, cloth. Hong Kong, 2011.
ISBN: 978-988-98818-3-2

by Simon Kwan

The Chinese people were particularly fond of using fans and had acquired the habit of carrying fan thousands of years ago. Numerous designs were created throughout the ages. This book provides a comprehensive survey on the history of Chinese fans from the Eastern Zhou dynasty to the present time, with a special section on Chinese Export Fans.

153 Chinese fans drawn from the Muwen Tang Collection mostly belonging to the Qing dynasty are illustrated in the catalogue, with many exquisite and stunning examples.

 




Sample pieces:

Octagonal Silk Fan with inlaid kingfisher feather and embroidered design of bird and flowers
Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

Swatow "duck-web" fan with painted design of figures in courtyard
Late Qing Dynasty (circa late 19th century)
Woven ivory fan with design of phoenix and peony
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
Tortoise shell fan
Late Qing Dynasty (circa late 19th century)
Ivory cockade fan with design of flower and birds
Qing Dynasty, late Qianlong period (circa 1790)
Gilt silver filigree brisé fan with enamelled auspicious motifs
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong/ Jiaqing period (circa 1790-1800)
Black lacquer brisé fan with gold-painted panel of auspicious birds and animalsvine pattern
Qing Dynasty, late Daoguang period (circa 1840-1850)
Paper Mandarin folding fan with gold-painted black lacquer sticks
Qing Dynasty, mid Daoguang period (circa 1830-1840)


HK$780 (US$100), plus shipping & handling.



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