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Brisé fan, sticks and guards of pierced wood (26+2), decorated in the centre with an applied oval stipple print of the Hotel de Ville, Paris, flanked by smaller, circular stipple prints of Louis XVI inscribed 'Vive Louis XVI Perre Des Françaiset Roi dun Peuple Libre', and the Marquis de Lafayette, inscribed ' Le Ms de Lafayette'. Blue and pink ribboning; steel rivet with bone washers.
France, (maker) (country)
French (maker) (nationality)
Brisé fan, sticks and guards of pierced wood (26+2), decorated in the centre with an applied oval stipple print. Blue and pink ribboning; steel rivet with bone washers.
length: (guards): 27.4
late 18th century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.291-1985 (Applied Arts)