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Collapsable Folding Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Collapsable folding fan (center hinge folds fan in half); carved ivory sticks and guards with gilt inlay; paper leaf with both sides painted with scenes of men and woman; printed garland border in gold on both sides; ornate arched metal loop with tassel of green silk and metallic thread. BOX (B): Wooden, covered with textured black paper; tapers at one end (round); lid attached at side; two metal closures.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850s
Inscriptions
1) Stamped in blue ink on center of leaf: ""No 723 / lithdepault Paris"" 2) Stamped on exterior guards: ""BREVETE' S.G.D.G.""
Material
carving (processes)
gilding
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
Gilded
gilding
Inlaid
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Vegetable Ivory
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1934.934AB
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
38033

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