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Object ID 1957.014
Object Name Fan
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of Ida Weldin Broomall
Date circa 1780
Description Lady's folding fan with a paper leaf, bone guards, and thirteen slender bone sticks. The paper leaf is hand-painted on one side with a dark green background overlaid with floral motifs and a central scene with a Chinese figure relaxing in a pavilion. The fan has a three-quarter-inch wide white border at the top and bottom of the leaf that is decorated with an abstract repeating design of swags and flowers. The guards are hand-painted with floral motifs. It has no loop but an iron (?) rivet and mother of pearl washer. There is also hand-written text of a later date added to the leaf: "I wish this to be preserved as a precious relic - H.R. Weldin / Maria Weldin, p[resented] by her grandmother in 1831 - (50th?) present."
Dimensions H-10.75 W-17 inches
Dimension Details width when opened out.
Owned Maria Weldin
Subjects Fans
Search Terms Fans
China Trade
Eighteenth Century
Material Bone sticks; paper leaf
Place of Origin China