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Folding 'applied faces' fan of double paper leaf, with combination sticks and guards. Double paper leaf fan with applied faces of painted ivory. Sticks: a combination of finishes giving a colourful and textured effect, including; carved and pierced tortoiseshell, ivory, wood and gilt filigree with enamels. Brass loop and double silk? tassel.
Canton (maker) (place)
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 28.3
mid 19th century
circa 1840 to 1850
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.363-1985 (Applied Arts)