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Folding Fan

Description

Narrow ivory sticks painted with brown, red and blue flowers; guards carved, pierced and painted with bird and flowers; paper or kid leaf painted with scene of three figures with black birds; Chinese style; enclosed by pink and blue flowers on brown ground; reverse painted with figure in pink and yellow with two birds on leash.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1769
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
kidskin
painting (coating)
piercing
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
Chinoiserie
Classical Figure
FAN
fans (equipment)
ivory (tooth component)
Kid
kidskin
Painted
painting (coating)
Pierced
piercing
Vegetable Ivory
Accession Number
1977.603
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
49546

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