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1952

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Pleated Fan

This is a Pleated fan. It is dated 1780–1900 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is gilded parchment leaf painted with gouache and embroidered with sequins, carved and pierced ivory sticks overlaid with gold foil, pin set with a faceted stone. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 28.6 x 52.1 cm (11 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Pleated Fan; gilded parchment leaf painted with gouache and embroidered with sequins, carved and pierced ivory sticks overlaid with gold foil, pin set with a faceted stone; H x W (open): 28.6 x 52.1 cm (11 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1952-161-203

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