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Fanology or the Ladies Conversation Fan , a printed fan, the leaf a hand-coloured engraving in stipple and line, designed by Charles Francis Badini and published March 18th 1797 by Robert Clarke, 26 Strand, the ivory sticks carved and pierced with putti, alternating in pairs with pierced sandalwood sticks, the guardsticks of cut-steel - 10in. (25cm.), 1797 - in mid- 19th century fan box inscribed by Lady Charlotte Schreiber at the bottom, with her catalogue no. 38. 1374 and brief catalgue description (old repairs to leaf and two sticks replaced)
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Fanology or the Ladies Conversation Fan , a printed fan, the leaf a hand-coloured engraving in stipple and line, designed by Charles Francis Badini and published March 18th 1797 by Robert Clarke, 26 Strand, the ivory sticks carved and pierced with putti, alternating in pairs with pierced sandalwood sticks, the guardsticks of cut-steel - 10in. (25cm.), 1797 - in mid- 19th century fan box inscribed by Lady Charlotte Schreiber at the bottom, with her catalogue no. 38. 1374 and brief catalgue description (old repairs to leaf and two sticks replaced)

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Fanology or the Ladies Conversation Fan , a printed fan, the leaf a hand-coloured engraving in stipple and line, designed by Charles Francis Badini and published March 18th 1797 by Robert Clarke, 26 Strand, the ivory sticks carved and pierced with putti, alternating in pairs with pierced sandalwood sticks, the guardsticks of cut-steel - 10in. (25cm.), 1797 - in mid- 19th century fan box inscribed by Lady Charlotte Schreiber at the bottom, with her catalogue no. 38. 1374 and brief catalgue description (old repairs to leaf and two sticks replaced)
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Provenance
Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Literature
Schreiber, Lady Charlotte, Fans and Fan Leaves, English, pp. 147-8 before two of the outer sandalwood sticks were replaced.
Lady Charlotte appears to have given a different example of this fan, uncoloured and on red lacquered sticks, to the British Museum (S.M.63) Armstrong, N. , The Book of Fans, 1979, p.13
Exhibited
The Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, 1976, cat. no. 107
Fan Maker's Hall, 1980, no. 34
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