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Fan for the production of a picture of a Chinese man

The performer opens the fan and shows a plain image, with green grass at the bottom and a blue sky at the top. When the performer wishes, the fan may be opened again revealing a Chinese man. The fan is usually used in conjunction with a silk handerchief. The performer shows the handkerchief with a picture of a Chinese man on it. The image of the man is magically made to disappear, only to be found on the fan.

Item Details

Size Length 315mm.
Date Mid 20th century.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N3222