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A small receptacle for carrying a lady's fan, used in Europe in the 16th/17th centuries. Some examples are in the form of a flower, caduceus, etc., made of gold and decorated with enamelling or gemstones, and having a small suspensory ring at the bottom of the stem. Several examples were found in the Cheapside Hoard.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson