Fan, Folding

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust

Medium

Fan, Folding

Dimensions

  • Open: 21.6 × 40.6 × 2.2cm (8 1/2 in. × 16 in. × 7/8 in.)
  • Closed: 21.6 × 3.2 × 1.9cm (8 1/2 × 1 1/4 × 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin

France

Physical Description

Folding hand fan with paper leaf and bone or ivory sticks. The sticks are carved with a floral design and have been embellished with metallic paint. The guard sticks have a mother of pearl overlay which is also carved with a floral design and embellished with metallic paint. The paper leaf has a printed design on each side that has been enhanced with hand painting. One side shows a man and two women observing a balloon through a telescope. The reverse shows two children petting a dog. The hand painting on the side with the balloon is much more colorful and elaborate, suggesting that is the front. Made in France by Gard.

Type

ART-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A20140426000

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