Object/Item in the collections of World Museum Liverpool
Oct 2, 2015
Date of creation:
Early 20th century
Feather. Perhaps ivory or light wood.
Museum accession number: 1991.121.83
Catalogue details: Pair of feather fans, painted with figures, birds and flowers, with ivory spokes. Owned by Minnie de Larrinaga.
Minnie de Larrinaga (nee de Abreu) was the wife of Liverpool shipping owner Domingo de Larrinaga. Her father was Brazilian and her mother was German; she grew up in London, and married Domingo in Liverpool in 1912. She died in Liverpool on 23 June 1922.
The Larrinaga shipping company had sailed between Liverpool and Manila, via Singapore, since the 1860s. The family had representatives in Manila and at staging points en route for many years; Minnie's collection of Asian items would probably have come through these connections.