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Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Wide wooden sticks, pierced and painted with gold, with central floral medallion; paper leaf painted with scene of a figure reclining on a couch with women holding garland, angels on either side; border of gold scrolls and flowers; reverse of chicken skin painted with scene of ships. BOX (B): Cardboard covered with white moire paper; top has elaborate embossed and gilt motif with central cartouche of woman holding fan.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1834-1867
Inscriptions
1) Handwritten note: ""ca.1850 / chicken skin/ reverse"" 2) Bottom of box: ""5885 /sls"".
Material
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
piercing
printing (process)
red jungle fowl
skin (collagenous material)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
boxes (containers)
Classical
Fan
fans (costume accessories)
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
piercing
printing (process)
red jungle fowl
ships
skin (collagenous material)
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1941.1419AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Daniel Staniford
GUSN
52672

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