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Feather Fan

Description

Long, narrow carved tortoise shell sticks in Chinese design (figures and flowers); white feather leaf painted with flowers and butterfly in reds, white and grens and blues; single spray on reverse; tipped with marabou.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1826-1850
Material
carving (processes)
feather (material)
painting (coating)
tortoise shell
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
butterflies
Butterfly
Carved
carving (processes)
FAN
fans (equipment)
Feather
feather (material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Orientalism
Painted
painting (coating)
Shell
tortoise shell
Accession Number
1932.841
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Rosamond W. Wild
GUSN
35027

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