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Brise' Fan

Description

Ivory brise' fan; intricately carved, guards with chinoiserie, sticks with grape leaves and grapes; central cartouche with gilt monogram: H.L. or F.C.L.; medallion with landscape at lower front; discolored white silk ribbon; animal characters along top of each stick.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790s
Inscriptions
1) Inlaid gilt monogram at center front: ""H.L."" or ""F.C.L."" 2) Glued label inside guard: adhesive tape with number ""133"".
Material
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
brisé fans
Carved
carving (processes)
FAN
Grape
ivory (tooth component)
Leaf
Monogram
monograms
Vegetable Ivory
vine scrolls
Accession Number
1937.414
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Theodora Willard
GUSN
39037

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