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What is this?

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.

This is a pleated fan from France. It is dated ca. 1901 and we acquired it in 1953. Gift of Mrs. Max Farrand.

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Its medium is

silk net leaf with applied cotton needle lace and embroidered steel spangles; piquéd tortoise shell sticks with ebony slips;glass stone at the rivet

Its dimensions are

H x W: 30.5 x 45.1 cm (12 x 17 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Signed on back of one of slip: Duvelleroy

This object was donated by Mrs. Max Farrand

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