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What is this?

Cockade fan with a pierced bone handle and slender sticks supporting twenty-four silk ovals, each with sixteen scallops, all edges rolled and whipped. Each leaf is decorated at three points with brocaded colored silk flowers, and attached to the guards by a slender stick on back. The two end ovals adhere to guards that have portions sliding in groove, forming handle. Inner ends of sticks pivot on a metal rivet with mother-of-[earl washer.

This is a fan from France. It is dated ca. 1850 and we acquired it in 1958. Gift of Lea S. Luquer.

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Its medium is

label: brocaded silk leaves, pierced bone handle and sticks, metal rivet with mother-of-pearl washer

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (open): 45.7 x 38.1 cm (18 x 15 in.)

We have 1 video that features Fan (possibly France), ca. 1850.

Collections in Motion: Cockade Fan

Demonstration of a cockade fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection, shown opening and closing. The word "cockade" in this sense refers to the fact that the fan opens to a full circle.

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