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Messel Mica Fan

This highly unusual late seventeenth–century folding fan demonstrates material innovation. Painted and gilded, the mica panels are decorated with numerous miniature female and child figures, portrait busts, butterflies, birds, dogs and floral sprays. This exceptional fan is one of only four of its type still in existence, probably made by the same artisan or within the same Western European workshop

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