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1952

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Pleated Fan

This is a Pleated fan. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is parchment leaf painted in gouache, carved and pierced mother-of-pearl sticks overlaid with gold and silver foil, rivet 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): 27 x 48.9 cm (10 5/8 x 19 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Pleated Fan; Previously owned by Metropolitan Museum of Art ; parchment leaf painted in gouache, carved and pierced mother-of-pearl sticks overlaid with gold and silver foil, rivet set with a faceted stone; H x W (open): 27 x 48.9 cm (10 5/8 x 19 1/4 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1952-161-224

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