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(Folding 'Applied Faces' fan)
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Folding 'Applied Faces' fan
Double paper leaf 'applied faces' folding fan with pierced sticks and carved guards, bronze (?) loop, triple silk tassel and, unusually, a paste rivet, probably applied in Europe.
A very fine, late example of an 'Applied faces' fan.
Canton (maker) (place)
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 27.8
mid 19th century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.362-1985 (Applied Arts)