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Marriage fan c. 1760

Paper leaf; carved mother of pearl guards (matching) and sticks (2 + 20) | 26.8 cm (guardstick) | RCIN 25217

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This fan was a wedding present to Princess Elizabeth in 1947 from Duvelleroy, the celebrated firm of fan makers. It shows a marriage scene. The guests on the left are wearing red wedding favours.