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sticks & guards English, leaf possibly English

Postcard of Fan.
© National Museums Scotland


Folding fan with single leaf of fine skin, the sticks and guards of carved, pierced and gilded ivory.

Painted with a scene which possibly represents Psyche being led to the mountain. The sides painted with flowers. The pierced guards have red foil backing.

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Online ID: 000-100-101-299-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.370
Date: About 1750-60
Late 18th century
Material: Ivory
Dimensions: 10.50"
What: ICOM Number: F 8.3
Subject: European Costume : female costume : accessories
Who: Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan with pierced, carved and gilded ivory sticks, leaf painted with a woman led by a child on a string surmounted by an old man and figures, part of the Richmond Inglis Collection: late 18th century
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