1850 - 1900
reed, gold thread, sandalwood, silver & silk
870 x 80 x 80 mmOrder this image
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at
One of a pair of sandalwood fly-whisks (chauri) from Mysore, India. It has a carved handle with the base bound in red, blue and gold thread, finishing in a fringe of silver. 'Two Indian sandalwood fly-whisks decorated with bands of silk and gold thread and with silver fringes' (Christie's entry)
Purchased in 1986 by the National Heritage Memorial Fund from Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000). Gifted to the National Trust in 1987 by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.