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Pleated Fan

This is a Pleated fan. It is dated 1800–1810 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is paper leaf backed with parchment, gilded and painted with watercolour, carved and pierced ivory sticks with silver and gold spangles, mother-of-pearl plaque at rivet. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Small is Classically Beautiful.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

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

Cite this object as

Pleated Fan; Previously owned by Metropolitan Museum of Art ; paper leaf backed with parchment, gilded and painted with watercolour, carved and pierced ivory sticks with silver and gold spangles, mother-of-pearl plaque at rivet; H x W: 33.6 x 17.8cm (13 1/4 x 7 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1952-161-240

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