A horn brise fan of Gothick shape stained to resemble tortoiseshell and with gilt decoration - 7in. (18cm.), circa 1825, in later Duvelleroy box
Sold with a letter dated 13.2.905 to Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain, Highbury, Birmingham from Sidney S.N. Churchill at the British Consulate Palermo explaining he had found this fan for her and that it cost 6pounds 4 pence if she wanted it and enclosing a photograph and the negative. The letter is endorsed 'sent cheque Feb.20/05'
Mary Chamberlain, daughter of Judge L. Endicott, was the 3rd wife of Joseph Chamberlain, the Statesman. They lived at Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham until his death in 1914