fan

Folding fan with bone guards, brown and beige feathers mounted on ivory slats and riveted at bottom. The guards are decorated in relief carving with a dragon as well as figures and landscape scenes. The slats are incised with a geometric pattern, and both guards and slats are highlighted in gold. The fan leaf is painted on both sides with floral motifs on threaded feathers.

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