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Double paper leaf, printed in black, painted in water-colours and gilt. Sticks and guards of shaped and pierced bone (18+2), guards originally gilt. Rivet with ivory washer. Front: In the centre, an altar surmounted by a lyre flanked by doves, with above 'Abanico de los Cortejos'. On the left, a gentleman with a lady on each side, with above 'Con que ayre y gusto marchan\Las Damas por el pasco, Acompanadas y viendo/En su abanico el Cortejo.' On the right, a gentleman with a lady on each side, with above 'Este es el nuevo Abanico,/De la moda del Cortejo, Senoritas a comparlo,/Cavalleros a ofrecerlo.' Border of kidney shapes, quatrefoils, ovals and dots in maroon and gold. Reverse: Undecorated. Sticks and guards: pierced by simple pointed and semi-circular shapes.
Spanish, or French for the Spanish market
Spain (maker) (country)
Spanish (maker) (nationality)
France (maker) (country)
French (maker) (nationality)
Double paper leaf, printed in black, painted in water-colours and gilt. Sticks and guards of shaped and pierced bone (18+2), guards originally gilt. Rivet with ivory washer.
length: (guards): 22.4
2nd half 18th century
circa 1760 to 1790
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.252-1985 (Applied Arts)