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P. Willman,1993: Imported Chinese sticks. Mount added by maker. See MFA catalogue #1976.314: similar design and sticks--c.1780s. Sticks predate mount. Foil underneath guard sticks is 19th C. Fan seems too small for box--probably not original box.
fans (costume accessories)
ivory (tooth component)
FAN & BOX
ON BOX B: 1) handwritten in ink on box top: ""ca / 1835"". 2) white paper label with gold letters and border, inside box lid: ""SPE'CIALITE' D'EVENTAILS / ERNEST KEES / 28, r. de la Ferme-des-Mathurins, 28"".
Gift of William Sumner Appleton