Pleated Fan, 1800–1810
paper leaf backed with parchment and painted with watercolour and gilt; carved and pierced ivory sticks with silver and gold spangles; mother-of-pearl plaque at rivet. Gift of Anonymous Donor. 1952-161-240
What is this?
Pleated fan. Leaf of painted paper backed with parchment. Obverse: an allegorical scene depicting a hero returning from war. Reverse: foliage sprays in gilt. Sticks of carved and pierced ivory, guards decorated with mother-of-pearl, silver, and metallic spangles. Rivet is set with an opaque white stone.