Ladies' Fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1868-1933

GUSN

GUSN-12516

Description

Cotton folding fan with hand painted birds and blossoming tree branches. Bamboo frame. Embossed foliate design on the frame ends, painted green. Stamped foliate design on the inner frame stays, painted green and gold. Brass handle at the bottom.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (equipment)
accessories
bamboo (material)
brass (alloy)
cotton (textile)
embossing
painting (image-making)
hand-painted
stamping (forming)
bamboo (material)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
trees
Bamboo
Cotton
Painted
Embossed
Stamped
Brass
Bird
Tree
Foliate
FAN

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Europe

Dimensions

1.25 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1648