Pleated fan

  • Year: mid-19th century
  • Location: probably France

Fan with paper leaf with hand-colored and gilded lithograph print depicting lovers (or shepherd and shepherdess) in a pastoral landscape. Floral decorations frame the scenes to left and right, gilded bandwork at the edges; verso: a classical landscape in gouache. Pierced ivory (or bone) sticks and guards with seaweed design.

Pleated fan is available in the public domain via Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication .

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection | Source: Smithsonian Institution

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