Pleated Fan (probably France), ca. 1901
silk net leaf with applied cotton needle lace and embroidered steel spangles; piquéd tortoise shell sticks with ebony slips;glass stone at the rivet. Gift of Mrs. Max Farrand. 1953-143-18
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Pleated fan. Black silk net leaf with white cotton needle lace motifs of irises, scrolls and flower sprays applied; lace elements embroidered with silver-colored steel spangles. The sticks are of tortoise shell, piqué, with guards ending in a serpentine form; ebony slips; glass stone at the rivet.