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Painted fan

Black silk gauze leaf. Painted design of staked chained turtles approaching lotus pad; detail embroidered with brass, steel and green sequins and gilt-silver yarn; signed "Jack." Ebony sticks decorated with gilt and piqué work; small metal turtle with metal and pearl chain at head of obverse...

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Oldham Collection

French, about 1875

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Silk; Painted


Textiles and Fashion Arts