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leaf Dutch, rest probably Dutch

Postcard of Fan.
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Folding fan with double paper leaf, carved and pierced ivory sticks and guards inlaid with silver.

Painted with five vignettes, three of harbour scenes and two of gods and goddesses, with bands of chinoiserie and geometric patterns in gold.

The head is bulbous forming a good grip for holding the fan between second and third fingers.

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Online ID: 000-100-101-287-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.360 A
Date: About 1720
Early 18th century
Material: Ivory; silver
Dimensions: 10.50"
What: Fan / fan case
Who: Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan of ivory sticks pierced and pique with silver, leaf painted with five trompe l'oiel scenes and figures in a wood, in a case, part of the Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection: early 18th century
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