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Folding Fan & Box

Description

Fan (A)--has long wooden sticks and guards painted gold and carved w/ flowers and leaves (openwork on guards); sheer black silk leaf edged w/ black lace w/ sequins and painted w/ 2 figures in 18th c. dress, flowers and butterflies in pastels and gold. Black silk ribbon loop w/ hook and eye closure and tassel attached to ring. Box (B) of cardboard, 2 pieces; covered in white paper w/ raised checked pattern; bottom of box lined w/ white tissue printed w/ same form as on lid (in black).

Details

Maker
Carranza, M. (Maker)
Date
1895
Inscriptions
1) Blue & white fan-shaped printed paper label on box top: ""LA ESPECIAL / FABRICADE GUANTES ABANICOS PARAGUAS BASTONES Y SOMBRILLAS / 99. HABANA / M. CARRANA."" 2) Written in ink inside lid: ""Annah E. Colby / from / Edwin Fowler / 1895"". 3) White rectangular paper label printed with black background, black and gold fan, and black and gold letters, inside lid: ""LA COMPLACIENTE EL JAPON La Especial / SANFAFAEL 13 / Habana 100. Obispo. 99. / M. CARRANZA / Fabricante e importador de Albanicos y guantes / HABANA / Cuba"".
Location of origin
Havana, Cuba
Material
carving (processes)
lace (needlework)
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
sequins (spangles)
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
Lace
lace (needlework)
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
Sequins
sequins (spangles)
Silk
silk (textile)
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1970.312AB
GUSN
48337

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