Fan in cardboard box. White feathers, tipped with down, and decorated with red, blue, green and gold painted design of flowers and birds. Slats of thin ivory carved in filigree decoration and connected at base by a metal ring, to which is suspended by means of a green thread loop and knot a tassel composed of a metal bead, a glass bead and yellow silk threads. L 10" ; W [open] 17.5" .
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