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C.B. Marlay




folding fan




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.

Production Notes

French or Dutch?

Production Place

France (production) (country) ()

French (production) (nationality) ()

The Netherlands (production) (country) ()

Dutch (production) (nationality) ()

Technique Description

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 cm
width: (whole): 52 cm


bequeathed: Marlay, Charles Brinsley 1912 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

C.B. Marlay Bequest

Other Notes

Accession Number

MAR.M.246-1912 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118062; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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