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Fan with painted paper leaf

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Obverse: four overlapping Chinese vignettes, woman reading, man spearing animal across stream, couples inside and outside house, traveller with bundle on stick over shoulder; gilt borders; flowers and leaves surround; narrow gilt band at top. Reverse: simple chinoiserie floral motif; vine across...

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Oldham Collection

Dutch, Late 18th–early 19th century


30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Paper leaf, tortoise shell; painted, gilt


Textiles and Fashion Arts