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Postcard of Fan.
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Folding fan with a single fine skin leaf, the sticks and guards of finely carved and pierced ivory inlaid with mother of pearl and silver pique.

Painted with a rural scene of men and women playing music and singing. The centre of the sticks is carved with a scene of Daphne and Apollo. When closed there is a shell carving across the sticks by the rivet.

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Online ID: 000-100-101-297-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.368
Date: About 1730-40
c. 1730
Material: Ivory; silver; mother of pearl
Dimensions: 10.50"
What: ICOM Number: F 8.3
Subject: European Costume : female costume : accessories
Who: Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan with ivory sticks pique with silver and mother of pearl plaques, leaf painted with a piper and figures in a landscape, part of the Richmond Inglis Collection: c. 1730
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