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Double paper leaf with a hand coloured stipple engraving of three seperate scenes, together with a border showing the signs of the Zodiac. The imprint reads "Published at the Act directs by J. Cock, J.P. Crowder & Co. 21 Wood Street Cheapside London, Oct 2. 1801". The sticks and guards are of pierced and polished ivory.
Unusually, rays of the sun stream from the Scorpio sign, showing that this fan may have been a birthday gift.
England (maker) (country)
English (maker) (nationality)
length: (guards): 29.1
early 19th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.216-1985 (Applied Arts)