(Circa 1875) ~ Carved ivory Brisé fan entirely made up of nineteen closely spaced blades. Guards carved in high relief of sheaf of wheat, edges of blades carved to correspond when closed. White silk connecting ribbon. Ivory hook, long chain and chatelaine attachment for belt fastened to ring of fan.
Folding fan with blades in the shape of flowers and leaves of lily of the valley Austria. The end of the 1860s. Wood, pearl, silk thread, paint, thread. (Belonged to Empress Maria Feodorovna, wife of Alexander III).
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