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Folding fan, cream gauze, single leaf, decorated with pierced and frosted stamped gilt-metal paillettes imitating filigree (22), and cut steel cornflower sprays attached by black thread; gold binding on the upper edge. Sticks and guards of pierced and gilt copper or brass (12+2) nail rivet with blue-black washers. The gold panels, each overlaid by a cut steel, are arranged as a border at the top of the leaf; the rest of the cut steels are arranged in vertical rows of three between sticks. The reverse is undecorated.
France, (maker) (country) ()
Italy (maker) (country) ()
French (maker) (nationality) ()
Italian (maker) (country) ()
length: (guards): 16.1
late 18th/early 19th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.197-1985 (Applied Arts)