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Ladies' Fan

Description

Cotton folding fan with hand painted birds and blossoming tree branches. Bamboo frame. Embossed foliate design on the frame ends, painted green. Stamped foliate design on the inner frame stays, painted green and gold. Brass handle at the bottom.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1933
Location of origin
Europe
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
bamboo (material)
brass (alloy)
cotton (textile)
embossing
hand-painted
painting (image-making)
stamping (forming)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Aves (class)
Bamboo
bamboo (material)
Bird
Brass
brass (alloy)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Embossed
embossing
FAN
fans (equipment)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
hand-painted
Painted
painting (image-making)
scrolling foliage
Stamped
stamping (forming)
Tree
trees
Dimensions
1.25 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1648
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12516

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