London, South Kensington
15 May 2008
A CANTON FAN, SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY,
with carved ivory sticks and paper leaf, one side painted with a the Protestant Church and harbour at Canton, with a freight paddle steamer and junks in front of Hongs with various flags, including the Stars & Stripes; the verso painted with ivory-faced figures in a landscape, in damaged fitted box.
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The Protestant church was built in 1860s.
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