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Hand-painted silk hand fan. Margins decorated with flowers and embroidered with small sequins in gold metal. In the center, a scene of the interior of a Dutch house, with a female figure sitting on a bench, next to a basket with wool and ball on the floor; In front of her a young man dressed in eighteenth-century costumes holding a bunch of flowers in his hands behind his back. Eighteen sticks, including the masters, in cut and engraved bone with gold and silver in floral motifs. Metal handle and button.

Details

  • Title: Hand-painted silk hand fan
  • Creator: Unknow
  • Physical Dimensions: A 26.0 X Env 46.0 cm
  • Provenance: In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, hand fans became the ideal propaganda vehicle. The fan had two sides - perfect for displaying two messages at once - one facing the bearer and the other facing the viewer. Advertising fans were used in many capitalist cultures, often being even released in series.
  • 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
  • Medium: Silk, bone, metal, bevelled, paint, gilding, assembly, collage

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