Fan (Guard)

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Leaf Dutch, rest possibly Dutch

Postcard of Fan (Guard).
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Fan (Guard)

Guard of folding fan, of carved and pierced ivory inlaid with silver pique, and mother of pearl at the rivet.

Carved with a stylised floral motif with flat discs of silver inlaid as petals and smaller silver pins. A very bulbous head strengthened with a mother of pearl plate, with brass pin and mother of pearl washer.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-141-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.360 A
Date: About 1720
Early 18th century
Material: Ivory; silver
Dimensions: 10.50"
What: Fan / fan case
Who: Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan of ivory sticks pierced and pique with silver, leaf painted with five trompe l'oiel scenes and figures in a wood, in a case, part of the Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection: early 18th century
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