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Fan
(1870-1880)

Medium
ostrich feathers, tortoiseshell, gold, brass, metal
Measurements
46.8 × 74.4 × 3.9 cm (variable)
Place/s of Execution
England
Inscription
inscribed in relief in gold on front guard u.c.: F M (monogram)
Accession Number
D392-1974
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Schofield Collection. Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Red ostrich feather fan is constructed with tortoise shell guards. The ostrich feathers are long and full. The tortoise shell frame has a gold insignia on the outside. The reverse is identical to the front.