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Fan & Box

1945.33A-C (RS80554)

Description

FAN (A): Carved ivory sticks and guards; leaf of discolored white silk with printed center medallion of a classical scene of two women with winged cupid, lamb, dog and urn; faded purple horizontal stripe on either side of medallion; silver spangles of various sizes and shapes cover entire front. BOX (B,C): Pasteboard box covered with diamond-textured white paper; lid connected at one side; discolored silk moire on top lid.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1800
Inscriptions
1) Handwritten note inside box: ""ca 1830 / silk with / printed / medallion / decor + / spangles"" 2) Handwritten in ink on silk top of box: ""ca / 1830"" 3) Handwritten in pencil on box bottom: ""8029"" 4) Printed labels inside lid: oval paper label in black letters with black border: ""TOWNSEND & TOPPAN / FANCY GOODS / 296 WASHINGTON ST. / BOSTON""; white rectangular label with printed golden fan under above label.
Material
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
printing (process)
sequins (spangles)
silk (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
Cupid
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
ivory (tooth component)
printing (process)
putti (motifs)
sequins (spangles)
Silk
silk (textile)
Spangles
Transfer Printed
Vegetable Ivory
Accession Number
1945.33A-C
GUSN
53946

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