Guard of a folding fan

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Probably German

Postcard of Guard of a folding fan.
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Guard of a folding fan

Guard of folding fan, carved ivory, painted and with gold pique and a white paste.

Carved with a swan, a man in theatrical dress and flowers and painted with a house, fruit and flowers. The rivet holds guards and sticks and allows the fan to pivot open.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-121-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.354 A
Date: About 1730
c. 1730
Material: Ivory, pierced and carved; skin; painted and pique with gold
Dimensions: 278 mm L
What: Fan
ICOM Number: F 8.3
Subject: European Costume : female costume : accessories
Who: J. Duvelleroy
Mrs Helene Alexander (Identifier)
Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Where: Germany
Description: Fan of pierced and carved ivory sticks, leaf painted with a king presenting a cup to a couple in a chariot, part of the Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection: probably German, c. 1730
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