Fan (reverse)

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Postcard of Fan (reverse).
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Fan (reverse)

Reverse of folding fan with double leaf of chicken skin, sticks and guards of carved, pierced and painted ivory and mother of pearl.

Painted with a scene of Venus reclining on a bank with cupid. The sticks are painted with bagpipes and baskets of fruit and flowers.

Used as the backing leaf to an earlier leaf being remounted.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-160-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.366
Date: Early 19th century
Mid 18th century
Material: Ivory; mother of pearl; pen and ink
Dimensions: 11.00"
What: Fan
ICOM Number: F 8.3
Subject: European Costume : female costume : accessories
Who: Neptune
Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan with ivory sticks with mother of pearl, pen and vignette of Neptune and Venus, the reverse with Venus, part of the Richmond Inglis Collection: mid 18th century
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