Fan (Guard)

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Postcard of Fan (Guard).
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Fan (Guard)

Guard of folding fan, of carved ivory inlaid with mother of pearl, and with a brass rivet.

The top part is inlaid with the classical dressed figure of a soldier holding a shield and a Chinese woman below. At the throat is a flaming heart above an inlaid shell.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-166-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1996.368
Date: About 1730-40
c. 1730
Material: Ivory; silver; mother of pearl
Dimensions: 10.50"
What: Fan
ICOM Number: F 8.3
Subject: European Costume : female costume : accessories
Who: Richmond Inglis Cochrane Collection
Description: Fan with ivory sticks pique with silver and mother of pearl plaques, leaf painted with a piper and figures in a landscape, part of the Richmond Inglis Collection: c. 1730
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