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Fan

Description

Blue silk or paper(?) folding parasol fan, opens to form circle; ivory guards and carved & turned ivory handle with acanthus leaf at end; blue silk tassel; two ivory buttons at center.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840s
Material
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
textiles
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Acanthus
acanthus (motif)
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
FAN
fans (equipment)
ivory (tooth component)
textiles
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Unidentified Textile
Vegetable Ivory
Accession Number
1914.134
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
27238

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