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Object Number:92-1-371
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:French
Provenience: France
Period: Louis XVI
Section:Historic
Materials:Ivory
Silk
Silver
Gold
Mother-of-Pearl
Technique:Carved
Gilded
Painted
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1992
Other Number:43 - Drexel Number
119 - Other Number

Description

Bone sticks, fretted, carved and encrusted with silver and gold. Guards carved, encused with silver and gold and underpaid with pink mother-of-pearl. Leaf of silk painted in gouche. In the center is a vignette of a young Rococo couple seated in an arbor surrounded by a convention border of crimson, gold and green spangles with leaves painted in green, and flowers in red and gold. At right and left are two medallions framed in spangles, each containing an altar on which are two flaming hearts


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1906. Catalogue of the Lucy Wharton Drexel Collection of Fans in the Free Museum of Science and Art.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 21-22, #43View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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