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Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Carved and pierced ivory sticks; white paper leaf printed with silver scrollwork, butterflies and birds, surrounding a central printed and painted medallion with six figures in Renaissance-style costume, with a dog, a castle, and a man playing a lyre; reverse side of fan is of white paper printed with a silver medallion with a potted plant. BOX (B,C): Covered with embossed white and gilt paper, with gilt ovals alternating with gilt spiral bands; domed top.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1834-1867
Inscriptions
Handwritten tag: ""27 B"".
Material
ivory (tooth component)
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Classical Figure
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
ivory (tooth component)
Landscape
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
Transfer Printed
Unidentified Paper
Vegetable Ivory
Accession Number
1936.1072A-C
Credit Line
Gift of the Misses Kate Adams and Elizabeth F. Swift.
GUSN
38892

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