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Folding fan, chicken skin leaf, depicting the 'Exploits of Alexander the great', freely painted in gouache; the heavily carved mother-of-pearl sticks (with goldfish background and gilded) echo the design on the leaf, showing among others Alexander's soldiers, tents and trophies of war. The button is of white paste and there is a tubular rivet.
French or Dutch?
France (production) (country) ()
French (production) (nationality) ()
The Netherlands (production) (country) ()
Dutch (production) (nationality) ()
chicken skin leaf, painted in gouache; carved mother-of-pearl sticks . The button is of white paste and there is a tubular rivet.
length: (guards): 27.5
MAR.M.246-1912 (Applied Arts)