Object Name: fan
Place of Creation: France
Accession Number: 1986.432
Cockade; with painted silk gauze leaf. No sticks, 2 guards : ivory inlaid in gold. Stiffened silk gauze of sky-blue, painted with dark blue and orange birds of Paradise amidst gold foliage. Squarish-shaped cockade (longer edge at the top) with twenty-eight pleats radiating from a central point. Reverse in of plain blue.
Guards of carved ivory, inlaid with gold (and small amounts of metal inlay of blue, purple and scarlet) in scrollwork and floral motifs. Guards open through 360 degrees and tie back with a gold metal ring and clip. Metal hinge at the top. Two ivory silk tassels (two sizes).
Box of card, covered in turquoise paper with gold floral scrolls lined red.
Type: Length closed
Height: 12 ins
Type: Length box