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Pleated Cockade Fan (USA), 1870–90

This is a Pleated cockade fan. It is dated 1870–90 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is glazed cotton leaf, imitation tortoise shell handle, silk cord. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mary G. F. Beer. It is credited Gift of Mary Goodrich Fitch Beer.

Its dimensions are

H x W (open, without tassels): 27.9 x 15.2 cm (11 x 6 in.)

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Pleated Cockade Fan (USA), 1870–90. glazed cotton leaf, imitation tortoise shell handle, silk cord. Gift of Mary Goodrich Fitch Beer. 1952-2-1.

We have 1 video that features Pleated Cockade Fan (USA), 1870–90.

Collections in Motion: Tortoiseshell Fan

Demonstration of an unusual fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection. Made around 1880, the fan is opened and closed by pulling a silk cord.

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