Fan in white lace, embroidered with metallic thread. In the center, medallion with couple representing court scene. Eighteen ivory sticks, cast and engraved in silver. Silver metal handle and button. Tassel in light beige silk.
Title: White lace hand fan
Physical Dimensions: A 24.0 X Env 41.0 cm
Provenance: The hand fan, with its various shapes and luxurious materials, became an indispensable complement to society's clothing during the 19th century and is considered a strong symbol of lux and elegance.
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