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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.

This is a pleated fan. It is dated 1800–1810 and we acquired it in 1952. Gift of Anonymous Donor.

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Its medium is

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 33.6 x 17.8cm (13 1/4 x 7 in.)

This object was catalogued by Elizabeth K. Leonard and donated by Unknown

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