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The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 343

Early 20th c. Chinese Calligraphy Fan

Estimate: $400 - $800

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Early 20th century Chinese fan. With profuse calligraphy throughout and housed in a frame under glass.

Provenance: The collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton - Selections from The Marsh, Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Sight; height: 8 1/2 in x width: 18 1/2 in. Framed; height: 15 in x width: 25 in.


The fan has been laid down on to a paper backing. There is a series of losses throughout, visible in the lot listing. Light scratches and signs of wear throughout, consistent with age and use as a fan. Creases throughout consistent with use as a fan. Some light wear to the paper backing including a large rip along the lower right corner, some creases, and some light stains. It is hinged with framer's tape along the top left and right edges; the tape along the top right edge has broken and it is loose on this edge. There is a pencil inscription along the verso of the paper reading "L79.190.31." Light wear to the frame; framed under glass.

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