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Fan

Date: 1875-1900
Medium: Goose feathers, peacock feathers, ivory, silk, brass
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 1/4in. (33.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. & Mrs. James W.W. Dimon
Object number: 67.69
Label Text
Chinese fan makers began making peacock and goose feather fans for export to Europe and the Americas during the first quarter of the 19th century. Though some were plain, many were painted with gouache in a naïve style and gaudy colors that were meant to appeal to the Western market. The depiction of people on this fan is unusual.