The enlarged pivot end is set with a miniature landscape on one side and a timepiece by John Thierry of London on the other.
Fans with timepieces are uncommon, particularly those dating from the Eighteenth Century. It is believed that such fans were increasingly popular during the Nineteenth Century when they became known as 'watch fans'.
cf. Fendel, C. 'Novelty Hand Fans: Fashionable Functional Fun Accessories of the Past' (Korea: Palace Press, 2006)