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Description

Narrow, pierced, carved and painted ivory sticks; vellum (kid?) leaf, one side painted with scene of men and women dancing around table, one playing fidddle; enclosed by scenes of cats selling fabric, cats selling birds, and dogs selling china; reverse shows cat in Watteau dress before a dog's store/stand; floral border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1726-1750
Inscriptions
Handwritten note attached to ribbon: ""Property of / Mrs. C. T. Pierce[*] / about 1780"" [* wife of donor].
Material
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
kidskin
painting (coating)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
FAN
fans (equipment)
ivory (tooth component)
Kid
kidskin
Painted
painting (coating)
Vegetable Ivory
Accession Number
1930.1657
Credit Line
Gift of Commodore Charles T. Pierce
GUSN
7369

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