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Folding Fan, 1880–1900

This is a Folding fan. It is dated 1880–1900 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is printed cotton leaf on obverse with dyed and glazed cotton leaf on reverse; narrow woven binding at edge of leaf; ebonized wood sticks with wood slips; metal loop and bone washer at the rivet.. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This fan melds two Japanese import crazes of the Aesthetic Movement—fans, which were used in both fashion and interior decoration, and ceramics—through its printed pattern of overlapping plates with motifs of cranes, peonies, and lotus blossoms. The W.T. Copeland and Sons plate [06] nearby, whose scalloped rim suggests the curves of lotus petals, depicts fans in its central pattern.

This object was donated by Heather Sandifer. It is credited Gift of Heather Sandifer.

  • Plate (England), ca. 1875–85
  • glazed earthenwarewith transfer-printed decoration.
  • Gift of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Paul F. Walter Collection.
  • 1999-42-15

Its dimensions are

H x W: 34.3 × 61.6 cm (13 1/2 × 24 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Folding Fan, 1880–1900; printed cotton leaf on obverse with dyed and glazed cotton leaf on reverse; narrow woven binding at edge of leaf; ebonized wood sticks with wood slips; metal loop and bone washer at the rivet.; H x W: 34.3 × 61.6 cm (13 1/2 × 24 1/4 in.); Gift of Heather Sandifer; 2016-9-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Japonism.

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