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Fan and box

Description

Push-up fan set in black lacquered wooden case w/ handle; painted w/ gold branches, flowers and butterflies; 2 white silk cord w/ purple and white tassels at handle to retract fan; double fan inside case w/ bamboo guards and multi-colored paper leaf; joined w/ purple cord; fan doesn't fully extend. Box (B&C) is sandalwood, 2 pieces.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Inscriptions
Red label on box lid: [Oriental characters]
Material
lacquering
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Branch
butterflies
Butterfly
FAN
fans (equipment)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
foliation (pattern)
Lacquered
lacquering
Oriental
Orientalism
paper (fiber product)
Silk
silk (textile)
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1933.1140A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
35993

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