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A unusual Canton mourning fan inscribed Rita de Torres with coat of arms, the leaf painted recto and verso in tones of grey with figures on terraces, their faces of ivory, their clothes of silk, the ivory sticks carved and pierced with figures and stained to resemble tortoiseshell, the guardsticks each with roundels inscribed Rita de Torres below a coat of arms - 11in. (28cm.), circa 1860

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A unusual Canton mourning fan inscribed Rita de Torres with coat of arms, the leaf painted recto and verso in tones of grey with figures on terraces, their faces of ivory, their clothes of silk, the ivory sticks carved and pierced with figures and stained to resemble tortoiseshell, the guardsticks each with roundels inscribed Rita de Torres below a coat of arms - 11in. (28cm.), circa 1860
See Colour Plate on back cover

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Rita de Torres was probably the wife or a daughter of a Governor of Macao
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