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What is this?

Folding fan with a black lace leaf decorated with a line of dancing putti carrying a floral garland. The sticks are carved and gilded mother-of-pearl, decorated with oval medallions of putti. On each guard stick a medallion with the initials FB..

This is a fan from France. It is dated 1869–1880 and we acquired it in 1920. Gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk leaf, mother-of-pearl sticks technique: lace, carved mother of pearl

Its dimensions are

H x W: 29.2 x 54 cm (11 1/2 x 21 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed


This object was donated by Mrs. John Innes Kane

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