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leaf Italian, sticks & guards possibly Italian

Postcard of Fan.
© National Museums Scotland


Folding fan with double leaf of chicken skin, sticks of carved ivory, guards of carved mother of pearl. New leaf fitted to old frame and painted with borders to fit.

Painted scene with History in centre being crowned, with Hercules and Time on her left and Painting on her right, the latter with her arm about a young man crowned with a laurel wreath.

The subject suggests the fan was presented as a gift on the birth of a prince.

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Online ID: 000-100-101-277-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.356 A
Date: 18th century
Leaf about 1770, rest 1740s
Material: Chicken skin; ivory; mother of pearl
Dimensions: 11.00"
What: Fan / fan case
Who: Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan of chicken skin and carved ivory sticks pierced with mother of pearl, leaf painted with a classical scene and a landscape, in a case, part of the Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection: 18th century
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