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Folding Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Abalone sticks and guards, carved with floral spray painted gold and silver; ivory chiffon leaf with lace borders forming medallions; side medallions painted with cherubs and birds; center has femeale figure, cherubs, birds, all in pastels; mother of pearl washers, metal ring; white grosgrain bow on right guard. BOX (B): Hinged box covered in white satin and lined with white silk.

Details

Maker
Creusy, E. (Maker)
Date
1890-1899
Inscriptions
1) Fan signed ""Creusy/Paris"". 2) Box labelled: ""E. Creusy / FABRICANT D'EVENTAILS & ECRANS EN TOUS GENRES / 48 Rue Mesley, + 41, Boul.d St. Martin / PARIS / REPARATIONS / EXP.on UNIV.lle 1878 / 2 MEDAILLES"".
Location of origin
Paris, France
Material
abalone shell
carving (processes)
chiffon
lace (needlework)
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
Abalone
abalone shell
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
Cherub
chiffon
Chiffon
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Lace
lace (needlework)
Medallion
Painted
painting (coating)
putti (motifs)
Silk
silk (textile)
Woman
women (female humans)
Accession Number
1974.168AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles D. Gowing
GUSN
49123

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