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probably French

Postcard of Fan.
© National Museums Scotland


Folding fan with single fine skin leaf mounted a l'Anglaise with sticks and guards of carved and pierced mother of pearl.

The leaf is painted with a scene of Calypso entertaining Telemachus. The guards are carved with a mermaid in foliage. The sticks may not have been reassembled correctly. The back is plain.

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Online ID: 000-100-101-298-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.369
Date: About 1725-30
c. 1740
Material: Mother of pearl
Dimensions: 11.50"
What: ICOM Number: F 8.3
Subject: European Costume : female costume : accessories
Who: Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan with carved and pierced mother of pearl sticks, leaf painted with a fete champetre, part of the Richmond Inglis Collection: c. 1740
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