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Brisé fan, sticks of shaped, fretted, pierced, carved and painted ivory, guards of fretted and carved ivory with a magnifying glass in a brass frame at each end. Ribbon of cream textile (new). Front: In the centre, a medallion painted with a women and a man who is cutting their initials in a tree. The circle is flanked by two cartouches with baskets of flowers. All the sticks have large holes on top which overlap when the fan is open. Back: undecorated. Guards: foliage under a man holding a hat standing under a tree. The front guards and back guard have a magnifying glass fixed onto the loops on top. When the fan is closed all the loops form a window.
France, (maker) (country)
French (maker) (nationality)
Brisé fan, sticks of shaped, fretted, pierced, carved and painted ivory, guards of fretted and carved ivory with a magnifying glass in a brass frame at each end. Ribbon of cream textile (new).
length: (guards): 18.9
early 19th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.107-1985 (Applied Arts)