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Fontange Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Painted and carved ivory sticks; gold spangles and colored beads; two painted figures, a man and a woman, on white chiffon backed with blue gauze. BOX (B): White silk-lined box covered with reptile (?).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1933
Inscriptions
BOX (B): ""B. Altman & Co, NY"".
Material
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
painting (coating)
sequins (spangles)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
butterflies
Butterfly
Carved
carving (processes)
Classical Figure
commodes (headdresses)
FAN & BOX
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Hand Stitched
ivory (tooth component)
Painted
painting (coating)
Sequins
sequins (spangles)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Vegetable Ivory
Accession Number
1933.1475AB
GUSN
36111

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