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Double leaf:
Obverse: Painted silk with central initials "IZ": Engagement fan for Irene Zalchopine Lissim from Simon Lissim, (her husband 1924).
Reverse: Plain silk.
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).

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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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