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Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Sandalwood sticks carved with scrolls and leaves; paper leaf, one side painted with several women one holding infant, with ancient ruins in background; other side shows two women and two men, with dog sitting on the table; border of silvered/painted scroll and flowers; pink tassel with silver metallic thread. BOX (B,C): White moire paper, figures in 18th Century dress.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850s
Inscriptions
FAN: Handwritten on stick: ""awz"" over a line, ""h"" under the line. BOX: Printed paper label on cover: ""F. B. TOPPAN, / FANCY GOODS, / 19 West St. / BOSTON.""
Material
carving (processes)
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
sandalwood (wood)
silk (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
Classical Figure
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
Sandalwood
sandalwood (wood)
Silk
silk (textile)
Unidentified Paper
Accession Number
1937.576A-C
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Mary Lee Ware
GUSN
39130

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