Folding Fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1834-1867

GUSN

GUSN-37376

Description

Ladies hand fan with ivory sticks, pierced and inlaid with silver; one guard stick has small mirror with a gilt frame; paper leaf has white ground with scrolling gilt pattern enclosing cartouches, cartouches are lithographed and painted with winter scenes of figures skating and on a sleigh; two figures dancing with boots on; two figures dancing with slippers; reverse has similar white and gold paper, but only has one lithographed cartouche of three women and one man dancing in a garden in front of a large vase.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (equipment)
accessories
ivory (tooth component)
lithography
paper (fiber product)
Fan, Hand
Fan, Hand

Inscription

Handwritten on guard stick: ""27 C...89(?)"".

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Dodge

Accession Number

1934.2844