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Folding fan, double paper leaf painted in polychrome and gilt; sticks and guards of pierced, shaped, gilt and painted ivory. The latter carved and backed with mother-of-pearl; rivet with two cut red paste heads. The cream leaf is decorated with flowers, love trophies and scrolls, and with one large and two small shaped panels separated by two narrow rectangular panels. The central panel is decorated with two boys and two girls in a landscape, the right panel with a girl seated in a landscape, and the left panel with a boy seated in a landscape. The two rectangular panels are decorated with a small figure of a girl in a landscape, and a small figure of a man in a landscape. On the back there is a landscape with a border of stylized flowers and foliage on the left, top and right sides. The sticks are decorated with chinoiserie figures in panels with gilt edges. The sticks are carved with a Chinaman and scrolls at the top and with flowers below.
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Folding fan, double paper leaf painted in polychrome and gilt; sticks and guards of pierced, shaped, gilt and painted ivory. The latter carved and backed with mother-of-pearl; rivet with two cut red paste heads.
length: (guards): 27.0
3rd quarter 18th Century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.298-1985 (Applied Arts)