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Feather Fan & Box

Description

FAN (C) [it was accessioned that way]: Short silver sticks with filigree decoration; carved guard sticks; white feather leaf painted in center with flowers and bird (different bird on reverse). BOX (Bottom A, Lid B): Chinese box, blue silk and natural silk over cardboard(?); blue satin lining is padded.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1829
Inscriptions
Handwritten on box bottom: ""G. Larsson[?] / 20/-"" with Chinese character. [CAP's note on catalogue sheet says that 20/- = 20 pounds, British. GMcM says that is probably wrong: 20/- written in that way meant 20 shillings, i.e. one pound. 20 shillings was a considerable sum at that time--cannot imagine a fan costing 20 pounds.]
Material
carving (processes)
feather (material)
filigree enameling
painting (coating)
satin
silk (textile)
silver (metal)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
Feather
feather (material)
Filigree
filigree enameling
Painted
painting (coating)
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
Silver
silver (metal)
Accession Number
1969.87A-C
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Jesse Gwendolyn Morse
GUSN
47606

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