Silk marriage fan


Silk marriage fan
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


double leaf of silk, painted in bodycolour, gold and silver, and decorated with gold tambour work and sequins. Sticks and guards of horn (12+2), shaped, pierced, silvered, gilt and set with clear pastes brilliants; guards also backed by irridescent shell. Rivet set with clear pastes. Length, guards, 25.2cm, circa 1760.

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Marriage or folding fan

© The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK.

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