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Folding fan with brass and mother-of-pearl pivot, ivory sticks (15), painted and carved guard with flowering vine design, paper leaf with hand-colored engraving of classical figures in a harvest scene, decorative perforated sections along outer edge of leaf perforated and in isolated areas


Used by member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone, gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

English, used in America, late 18th century

Place of Manufacture

probably England

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall (open): 28.9 x 47.9 cm (11 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.) Other (closed): 2.5 cm (1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Paper, ivory, brass


Textiles and Fashion Arts