Deck type hand fan, hand-painted, five birds on the center perched on a flowered branch. Twenty-two wooden sticks. Master sticks with bamboo application. Gold metal handle with mother of pearl button. Tassel with silk threads in yellow.
Title: Hand-painted deck type hand fan
Physical Dimensions: A 33.0 X Env 58.0 cm
Provenance: The hand fan era, refreshing instruments used in operas, dances and receptions, comes to an end in the 1930s. In the past they were used in fashion, religion, battles or ceremonies, and were representatives of art, culture, geography and history, being a synonym of elegance in some countries and on special occasions.
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