Top of a fan

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Possibly Italian

Postcard of Top of a fan.
© National Museums Scotland

Top of a fan

Carved ivory head of a folding fan with the ends of the mother of pearl guards and the paste rivet heads.

The rounded ends of the sticks have been further embellished by carving lines radiating from a central point.

This shows the attention to detail which some fan sticks and guards of the 18th century display.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-128-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.356 A
Date: 18th century
About 1740-50
Material: Chicken skin; ivory; mother of pearl
Dimensions: 11.00"
What: Fan / fan case
Who: Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan of chicken skin and carved ivory sticks pierced with mother of pearl, leaf painted with a classical scene and a landscape, in a case, part of the Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection: 18th century
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