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Folding fan. Production Place: England and France. On the silk obverse is a chinoiserie figurative scene painted in gouache and gold paint and decorated with gilt-thread tambour-work outlining, stitched coloured-metal sequins (blue and yellow) and adhered coloured metal foil (red and blue) paillettes. The top edge and sides of the leaf are edged with applied gilt paper. Decoratively-carved sticks and guards of elephant ivory, overlaid with silver part-coloured by tinted lacquer; the ring-and dot motifs on the obverse sticks inlaid with red metal foil. Paper, previously silvered(?), is adhered to the reverse of alternate sticks. The sticks are united with a copper alloy rivet and mother-of-pearl spacers. Silk, backed with paper, length, guards, 27.5 cm, circa 1780. Chinoiserie.