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The double paper leaf is silvered and has a grisaille design of pen. ink and wash; the reverse shows a sprig of flowers painted in grey water colours. The sticks are of pierced ivory, the guards have an addition of some carving.
This Chinoiserie fan may have been used for mourning.
Europe (maker) (continent)
European (maker) (nationality)
Italy (maker) (country) ()
Italian (maker) (nationality) ()
length: (guards): 25.8
mid 18th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
M.146-1985 (Applied Arts)