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Fan

Department Store:
Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
Date:
1890–1999
Culture:
French
Medium:
mother-of-pearl, silk, linen, metal, glass
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Harris, 1968
Accession Number:
2009.300.2135
Not on view
With its vibrant color and luminescent mother-of- pearl sticks, this fan is an attention-getting accessory. It is saved from vulgarity, however, by the fine bobbin-made lace, which is elegantly applied so that the floral border extends beyond the edge of the fan leaf.
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