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Pleated Fan (Italy), late 18th–early 19th century

This is a Pleated fan. It is dated late 18th–early 19th century and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is gilded parchment leaf painted in watercolors, carved and gilded mother-of-pearl sticks with gold and silver foil. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W (open): 27 x 50.2 cm (10 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Pleated Fan (Italy), late 18th–early 19th century; Previously owned by Metropolitan Museum of Art ; gilded parchment leaf painted in watercolors, carved and gilded mother-of-pearl sticks with gold and silver foil; H x W (open): 27 x 50.2 cm (10 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1952-161-205

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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