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Brisé Fan With Kaleidoscope

This is a Brisé Fan with Kaleidoscope. Its medium is drilled and painted horn, silk ribbon, brass and glass (kaleidoscope at rivet); cardboard (case). It is a part of the department.


The carved and elaborately pierced horn sticks of this fan are further embellished with colorful floral decoration. As an added visual amusement, the base houses a tiny cylindrical brass kaleidoscope at the point of juncture. When the fan is closed the sticks align to become a secure handle.

This object was bequest of Ann Hardy.

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Brisé Fan With Kaleidoscope; drilled and painted horn, silk ribbon, brass and glass (kaleidoscope at rivet); cardboard (case); 2018-44-11-a/c

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