Wood, silk, metal, paint, gilding
closed: 14 1/4 x 2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 36.2 x 5.1 x 3.2 cm )
Fan with wooden guards and sticks with gold stamped decoration; brown silk leaf with edge cut down to reveal sheer lining, the obverse painted with flowers and birds (on both opaque and shear textile surfaces); metal handle.
Gift of Mrs. F. Leighton Meserve
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