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Unknown (maker)




court fan


White ostrich feathers with tortoiseshell sticks and metal loop.

Production Place

South African (maker) (country)

South African (maker) (nationality)


length: (whole): 73.5 cm


early 20th century


circa 1926


given: Nathan, G. Mrs 1985-10-21 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Purchased by Lady Waley in South Africa

Given by Mrs G. Nathan

Other Notes

See letter from the donor' dated 10th November 1985, 'The white fan was bought by my aunt, Lady Waley in S. Africa on her way over from Australia to present her daughter who had married over here (1926) - she gave it to me to hold at the ball my parents had in her honour- & then told me to keep it for when my turn came!'.

Accession Number

M.466-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118087; Input Date: 2004-12-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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