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Chinese painted folding fan with paper leaf and wooden lower sticks (gorge) and guards. The front is decorated with a painted, floral spray on a white background; the reverse, with chinese inscriptions on a gold painted background.
Chinese, for the export market
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
height: (guards): 23.5
circa 1800 to 1900
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
M.388-1985 (Applied Arts)