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Folding Souvenir(?) Fan & Box

Description

FAN (A): Long ebonized sandalwood sticks and guards; sticks are pierced; right guard has metal ornament; sheer black silk leaf edged at top and sides with lace and painted with red and yellow flowers; metal ring. BOX (B): Covered in gold satin and lined with ivory satin; hinged lid.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1900
Inscriptions
1) Painted in red at bottom center of leaf: ""Billa"". 2) Monogram, initial ""I"" in silver. 3) Note found in Box: ""Mrs. Orrs fan / painted in Geneva.
Material
ebony (color)
lace (needlework)
painting (coating)
piercing
sandalwood (wood)
satin
silk (textile)
staining
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Ebonized
ebony (color)
FAN & BOX
fans (costume accessories)
Lace
lace (needlework)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pierced
piercing
Sandalwood
sandalwood (wood)
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
souvenirs
staining
Accession Number
1954.163AB
GUSN
7471

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