Spyglass or quizzing glass fan
51 cm (20 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Paper leaf, wood sticks; painted, glazed, gilt, lacquered
Not On View
Painted glazed paper leaf with peepholes across top. Obverse: Chinese scene of plant, man and woman at table left, dodo and tree center, flowering tree and two men right; gilt details and peephole borders. Reverse: simple chinoiserie tree, purple peephole borders. Narrow gilt band at top. Lacquered wood sticks with gilt chinoiserie scenes, obverse and reverse guard peepholes glazed (reverse guard glazing replaced with plastic). Mother-of-pearl rings on rivet.