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Ivory fan

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Painted on one side with pastoral scene, on other with ruined landscape. Colors red, green and gold, varnished to give a Chinese effect. Ends of outside sticks are pearl; rivet has a brilliant in each end. Black ribbon on edge painted with medallions.

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Gift of Henry Forbes Bigelow

French, Late 18th century,


Legacy dimension: .22 L. .305 spread

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Painted ivory


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