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Double paper leaf folding fan. Paper leaf fan with pierced and gilt lower sticks (gorge) and guards. The front is decorated in the 'applied faces' style and bordered with a floral garland on a red background. The reverse shows a large, central scene of a couple, a cavalier and lady, walking in a parkland setting. The reverse border is decorated in gold leaf with flowers, leaves and floral sprays on a pink or bodycolour (?) ground.
Chinese for the export market, or European chinoiserie.
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
Italian (maker) (nationality)
2nd half 18th century/ 19th century
circa 1750 to 1880
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.389-1985 (Applied Arts)