Black lace organdy hand fan, in the center, initials B and T, surmounted by Countess's crown and flanked by cherubs. Eighteen sticks in dark turtle with decoration of floral motifs and harps in gold and silver. Black ribbon with bow to hang.
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Title: Black lace organdy hand fan
Physical Dimensions: A 37.0 X Env 62.0 cm
Provenance: In the 18th and 19th centuries, fans could be differentiated as being used during a mourning period, made primarily of black ostrich feathers with turtle hull cords, and later black lace or silk and dark ornaments.
Type: Hand fan
Photographer: Caique Bellato
Rights: GOVERNO DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO / SECRETARIA DE ESTADO DE CULTURA / FUNDAÇÃO ANITA MANTUANO DE ARTES DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO – FUNARJ / CASA DA MARQUESA DE SANTOS - MUSEU DA MODA BRASILEIRA