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What is this?

Folding fan with a 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 fan from France. It is dated ca. 1901 and we acquired it in 1953. Gift of Mrs. Max Farrand. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton, silk, tortoise shell, steel, ebony technique: lace motifs applied to net, embroidered

Its dimensions are

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

It is signed

Duvelleroy on back on one of slips

This object was donated by Mrs. Max Farrand

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