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Folding Fan with Ribbon Lace

Unknownca. 1910

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The rack of this filigree fan is made of a translucent brown synthetic material that imitates costly tortoiseshell. The rods are inlaid with silver studs. Black silk tulle forms the almost indiscernible ground for the white linen lace flower design inspired by the curved lines of Art Nouveau. The linen lace and tulle bottom are studded with silver sequins that would have sparkled with the holder’s every movement. The ends of the rods are connected by a metal mandrel.

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  • Title: Folding Fan with Ribbon Lace
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: ca. 1910
  • Stylistic point of origin: France
  • Rights: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Stephan Klonk │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Christine Waidenschlager
  • Physical Dimensions: w62 x h44 cm
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018417
  • Provenance: Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 2003 Kamer/Ruf collection; 1994 Sotheby’s, London; estate of Lady Zia Wernher (1892–1977)
  • Type: Fan
  • External Link: http://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/kunstgewerbemuseum/home.html
  • Medium: Synthetic material, silk, linen, metal

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