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1928

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Brisé Fan, 19th century

This is a Brisé fan. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1928. Its medium is carved tortoise shell sticks, silk ribbon and tassel. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel.

Its dimensions are

H x W (open, without tassel): 20.3 x 31.8 cm (8 in. x 12 1/2 in.) H x W (tassel): 27.3 x 3.2 cm (10 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

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Brisé Fan, 19th century; carved tortoise shell sticks, silk ribbon and tassel; H x W (open, without tassel): 20.3 x 31.8 cm (8 in. x 12 1/2 in.) H x W (tassel): 27.3 x 3.2 cm (10 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel; 1928-5-113

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