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French or English

Postcard of Fan.
© National Museums Scotland


Folding fan with single leaf of stiffened silk, ivory sticks and guards painted with silver.

Narrow leaf painted with burning hearts on an altar, vignettes of musical instruments and swags of flowers, enlivened by spangles and gold paint. The sticks and guards painted with gold floral designs.

Burning hearts probably indicate that this is a marriage fan.

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Online ID: 000-100-101-290-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.362
Date: About 1790-1800
c. 1800
Material: Silk; ivory
Dimensions: 11.00"
What: ICOM Number: F 8.3
Subject: European Costume : female costume : accessories
Who: Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan of silk, leaf painted and decorated with spangles and sequins, with ivory sticks, part of the Richmond Inglis Collection: c. 1800
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