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Fire fan

1949.342.1 (RS119462)

Description

Handle with ball-shaped finial, elaborate vase and ring; ball and ring turned shaft pierces screen in series of bobbin turnings. Octagonal paper screen bound on edges with gold tape. Front: pierced paper; Berlinwork needlepoint green and tan floral sprig. Back: figured tan and plain white paper. Handle tied with green satin bow.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
Berlin woolwork
paper (fiber product)
satin
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Berlin woolwork
Berlinwork
FAN
fire fans
Needlepoint
paper (fiber product)
Satin
satin
Turned
turning (shaping process)
Unidentified Paper
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
14.75 x 8.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.342.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
8038

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