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Brise' Fan

Description

FAN (A): Tortoise shell sticks and guards, pointed end; brise' type threaded with pink ribbon; pierced in coral and branch pattern; painted with multicolor floral pattern on both sides; mother of pearl washers. [Accession Book says fan came in an "incomplete box" (B). ]

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1820
Material
coral (material)
corals (animals)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
painting (coating)
piercing
silk (textile)
tortoise shell
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Branch
brisé fans
Coral
coral (material)
corals (animals)
FAN
figure- and animal-derived motifs
foliation (pattern)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pierced
piercing
Shell
Silk
silk (textile)
tortoise shell
Accession Number
1933.1664A
Credit Line
Gift of The Misses Dexter.
GUSN
7374

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