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Silk marriage fan

Image attached to M.222-1985

An image of Marriage Fan/Folding Fan. Double leaf of silk, painted in bodycolour, gold and silver, and decorated with gold tambour work and sequins. Sticks and guards of horn (12+2), shaped, pierced, silvered, gilt and set with clear pastes brilliants; guards also backed by irridescent shell. Rivet set with clear pastes. Length, guards, 25.2 cm, circa 1760.

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Marriage Fan/Folding Fan. Double leaf of silk, painted in bodycolour, gold and silver, and decorated with gold tambour work and sequins. Sticks and guards of horn (12+2), shaped, pierced, silvered, gilt and set with clear pastes brilliants; guards also backed by irridescent shell. Rivet set with clear pastes. Length, guards, 25.2 cm, circa 1760.

Image data

  • Accession Number: M.222-1985
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 595 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 256.83kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1

Key words

18th Century Artistic Movement Date Department Fitz_AA Material Medium Object Type Other Keywords Roccoco Rococo Workflow _WF_AdOK _WF_KWD _WF_OPACtd _WF_PCtd _WF_Replace _WF_Replaced_OK bodycolour cherubs commemorative couple fan floral flowers folding fan gilded gilt gold hand fan horn lovers marriage marriage fan pierced romance romantic sequinned shell silk

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