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Collapsable Folding Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Pierced and carved ivory sticks and guards; entire fan folds in half; paper picture with three women and boy; on opposite side are two women seated and two men standing; all in 18th Century dress in vibrant colors; mother of pearl washer, carved metal ring; blue silk cord and tassel. BOX (B): Hinged, covered with white moire with paper medallions applied to lid.

Details

Maker
Lepault (Lithographer)
Date
1850s
Inscriptions
1) Carved on guard: ""BREUTE S.G.D.G."" 2) printed on leaf at right: ""DASSY 228"" 3) Printed on reverse leaf at left: ""Lith. Lepault. Paris"" 4) Printed on reverse leaf at right: ""No. 1256"". 5) Paper found in Box: ""French / folding fan / [?] [?] / 1840"".
Location of origin
Paris, France
Material
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
lithography
paper (fiber product)
piercing
silk (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
Classical Figure
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
ivory (tooth component)
lithography
Lithography
paper (fiber product)
Pierced
piercing
Silk
silk (textile)
Unidentified Paper
Vegetable Ivory
Accession Number
1931.1582AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Lydia G. Chace
GUSN
34378

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