Fans at the Athenaeum
Object ID:
Dark brown cockade fan with pleated fabric leaf, metal hinge and wood guards. When opened fully, the leaf of the cockade fan unfolds 360 degrees to form a complete circle, and the two guards are held together by a metal loop to form a handle. When closed, the pleated leaf retracts into a self—case within the guards. This may have been a mourning fan.

Dimension Details:
Guard length: 8.5"
Leaf height: 4.5"
Open width: 9"
Arc (degrees when open): 360
0 sticks / 2 guards

c. 1870
Credit Line:
Anonymous gift
This online exhibition is made possible through a generous grant from the Fan Association of North America (FANA).
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