Pleated Cockade Fan (USA), 1870–90
glazed cotton leaf, imitation tortoise shell handle, silk cord. Gift of Mary Goodrich Fitch Beer. 1952-2-1
What is this?
Pleated cockade fan. Leaf of glazed cotton with silk cords attached--one to the upper center of leaf and the other to the lower center through a hole in the imitation tortoiseshell tube. Pulling the cord at the bottom of the tube retracts the telescoping cockade fan into its cylindrical handle. The leaf, when pulled upward, has a circular or "flabellum" form.