Collapsable Folding Fan & Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850s

GUSN

GUSN-34378

Description

FAN (A): Pierced and carved ivory sticks and guards; entire fan folds in half; paper picture with three women and boy; on opposite side are two women seated and two men standing; all in 18th Century dress in vibrant colors; mother of pearl washer, carved metal ring; blue silk cord and tassel. BOX (B): Hinged, covered with white moire with paper medallions applied to lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
accessories
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
lithography
paper (fiber product)
piercing
silk (textile)
Vegetable Ivory
Unidentified Paper
Silk
Pierced
Carved
Lithography
Classical Figure
FAN & BOX

Inscription

1) Carved on guard: ""BREUTE S.G.D.G."" 2) printed on leaf at right: ""DASSY 228"" 3) Printed on reverse leaf at left: ""Lith. Lepault. Paris"" 4) Printed on reverse leaf at right: ""No. 1256"". 5) Paper found in Box: ""French / folding fan / [?] [?] / 1840"".

Additional Identification Number

1931.1582A,B

Maker

Lepault (Lithographer)

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Object Type

Personal Gear

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lydia G. Chace

Accession Number

1931.1582AB