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Brise' Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Long, narrow dark tortoise shell sticks and guards, brise' type, heavily carved with birds, flowers and Oriental motifs, and threaded with brown ribbon; mother of pearl washers. BOX (B): Two pieces, cardboard, covered in glossy ivory paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1800
Inscriptions
BOX (B): Printed or stamped on box lid: ""B. Altman & Co. / NEW YORK"".
Material
carving (processes)
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
tortoise shell
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
brisé fans
Carved
carving (processes)
FAN & BOX
Orientalism
paper (fiber product)
Shell
Silk
silk (textile)
tortoise shell
Unidentified Paper
Accession Number
1946.23AB
GUSN
54176

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