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Folding Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Pierced mother of pearl sticks, inlaid with silver and gold flowers and peacocks; paper leaf painted with garden scene with people in 18th C. costume, with view of houses in background, and fountain and urns; reverse shows men and women acting in a play (Shakespeare's?). BOX (B): White bottom; domed top with green paper decorated wtih gilt border with silver and gold flowers; 12" long.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1869
Material
inlay (process)
mother of pearl
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
piercing
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Classical Figure
Drama
drama
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Fountain
fountains
House
houses
Inlaid
inlay (process)
mother of pearl
Mother-of-Pearl
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
Peacock
peafowl
Pierced
piercing
Unidentified Paper
Urn
urns
Accession Number
1965.178AB
GUSN
47206

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