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Period: mid Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Medium: ivory, paper
Origin: Chaozhou, Guangdong Province
Dimensions: length: 32 cm, fan face: 21.8 × 21.5 cm

This is one of a set of fans. It has a paper face, a black lacquer frame, and an ivory handle. The face is designed with small folds and bends for circulating air more easily. The fan face depicts folk stories which are at once compelling and allegorical. At the joint of the handle and the face is an S-shaped cloud paper plate wrapped with cloth. What makes this fan more valuable is that its original paper wrapper is still extant, with inscriptions of production location (Chaozhou) and workshop name well maintained. This is a precious historical resource for Chaozhou fan studies.
  The Chaozhou fan is one of the famous fans of imperial China. It was listed many time in the imperial tribute sheets and gained enormous favor from the court residents.

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