fan (personal protection)

Hand-held fan made of paper, with slats of bone. The slats have incised and openwork decoration.On the leaf a scene is painted of crowds outside the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, at the Great Exhibition of 1851. It is a commemorative souvenir from this event. The reverse is decorated with figures and crests in gold.

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