Object Name: fan & handscreen
Place of Creation: South America, Brazil
Accession Number: 1947.3837
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
White feather leaf, applied spray of flowers on front made of pink and green feathers, with a whole hummingbird and small beetles; smaller spray on back (partly missing); carved ivory handle. Probably made in Brazil for export, see Fan 1958.68 which is made in Brazil, Lady Brassey wrote of buying such a fan at Rio de Janeiro around 1876.
Height: 31.25 cm
Width: 27.5 cm