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1914.136AB (RS80549)

Description

P. Willman,1993: Imported Chinese sticks. Mount added by maker. See MFA catalogue #1976.314: similar design and sticks--c.1780s. Sticks predate mount. Foil underneath guard sticks is 19th C. Fan seems too small for box--probably not original box.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1825
Inscriptions
ON BOX B: 1) handwritten in ink on box top: ""ca / 1835"". 2) white paper label with gold letters and border, inside box lid: ""SPE'CIALITE' D'EVENTAILS / ERNEST KEES / 28, r. de la Ferme-des-Mathurins, 28"".
Material
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
rhinestone
sequins (spangles)
silk (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
Chinoiserie
Classical Figure
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
ivory (tooth component)
Rhinestone
rhinestone
sequins (spangles)
Silk
silk (textile)
Spangles
Vegetable Ivory
Accession Number
1914.136AB
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
27239

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