National Air and Space Museum
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Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust
- Open: 27.9 × 50.2 × 2.5cm (11 in. × 19 3/4 in. × 1 in.)
- Closed: 27.9 × 3.8 × 2.4cm (11 in. × 1 1/2 in. × 15/16 in.)
Ornately decorated folding hand fan. Ivory sticks are carved and gilded with a floral motif. The textile leaf is hand painted with three scenes. The smaller side scenes show a boy and a girl. The large center scene depicts a balloon sitting in a field with people gathered around it. Each scene is bordered with sewn on sequins. A simple floral motif is drawn on the reverse with red ink. Large, clear stones are inset into the head of the fan.