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Folding Fan & Box

Description

Fan: Wide, pierced and gilded mother of pearl sticks; paper leaf printed and painted w/ scene of Neptune w/ horse, cherub?, women on land w/ baskets of flowers w/ elaborate scrolled gilt border; reverse painted w/ figures (2 men, 3 women) in landscape w/ fountain; large blue silk tassel w/ gilt/brass ornament. Box--covered w/ embossed gilt leaf, w/ medallion on covered (porcelain?) silhouette on blue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1859
Inscriptions
Bottom of box, handwritten: ""oh / xm"".
Material
gilding
lithography
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Classical Figure
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
figures (representations)
Gilded
gilding
Landscape
Lithography
lithography
Mythology
mythology (literary genre)
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
Unidentified Paper
Accession Number
1970.311AB
GUSN
48336

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