λ A mid-18th century Jacobite related straw work fan with paper leaf painted with a military encampment and an elegant lady, fan in hand, being received by an officer, most likely Prince William, Duke of Cumberland also Marquess of Berkhamstead, Earl of Kennington, Viscount Trematon and Baron Alderney (Great Britain, 1726), below a sign inscribed 'Valliant Troop', circa 1746, the ivory sticks set with painted and inlaid straw-work and mother of pearl, the head of the sticks and guards carved to form a shell, Prince William, Duke of Cumberland is best remembered for his role in putting down the Jacobite Rising at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, which made him immensely popular throughout Britain, he is often referred to by the nickname given to him by his Tory opponents: 'Butcher' Cumberland, 27cm long (contained in a black shagreen case)

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