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What is this?

Double leaf:
Obverse: Painted silk with central initials "IZ": Engagement fan for Irene Zalchopine Lissim from Simon Lissim, (her husband 1924).
Reverse: Plain silk.
Sticks:
Tortoise (imitation?) sticks with ostrich feathers. Note initials on rivet.

This is a folding fan from France. It is dated 1920–25 and we acquired it in 1973. Gift of Simon Lissim in memory of Agnes Howson Waples (Mrs Rufus Waples). This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: silk, tortoise shell, ostrich feathers

Its dimensions are

H x W: 39.4 x 62.2 cm (15 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.)

This object was donated by Simon Lissim

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