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1920

  • Work on this object began.

1925

  • Work on this object ended.

1973

  • We acquired this object.

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2020

  • You found it!

Pleated Fan (France), 1920–25

This is a Pleated fan. It is dated 1920–25 and we acquired it in 1973. Its medium is ostrich feathers; painted and gilded silk leaf; tortoise sticks, possibly imitation; engraved gilt metal rivet. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled A Fan with a Story.

This object was donated by Simon Lissim. It is credited Gift of Simon Lissim in memory of Agnes Howson Waples (Mrs Rufus Waples).

Its dimensions are

H x W: 39.4 x 62.2 cm (15 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Pleated Fan (France), 1920–25; ostrich feathers; painted and gilded silk leaf; tortoise sticks, possibly imitation; engraved gilt metal rivet; H x W: 39.4 x 62.2 cm (15 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.); Gift of Simon Lissim in memory of Agnes Howson Waples (Mrs Rufus Waples); 1973-73-1

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