This is an attractive Chinese fan holder, decorated with very fine petit point embroidery in classic Oriental designs. It is in subdued colours of sage green, blue, beige and black. It is edged with blue and cream braid and lined with pink silk and appears to have some card strengthening between the lining and the exterior. This example does not have a cord for hanging from the waist but it is possible this was originally present or else it may have just been to protect the fan. The condition of the embroidery is good for age but the braid shows signs of age and wear.
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