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Double silk leaf, embroidered fan.
The double silk leaf fan is embroidered with gold sequins and frosted gilt metal paillettes; the reverse is undecorated. The sticks and guards are of ebonised wood, the guards strengthened by ivory at the head.
France (maker) (country) ()
Italy (maker) (country) ()
French (maker) (nationality) ()
Italian (maker) (nationality) ()
length: (guards): 21.6
1st half 19th century
circa 1800 to 1840
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.176-1985 (Applied Arts)