Collapsable Folding Fan & Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850s

GUSN

GUSN-38033

Description

FAN (A): Collapsable folding fan (center hinge folds fan in half); carved ivory sticks and guards with gilt inlay; paper leaf with both sides painted with scenes of men and woman; printed garland border in gold on both sides; ornate arched metal loop with tassel of green silk and metallic thread. BOX (B): Wooden, covered with textured black paper; tapers at one end (round); lid attached at side; two metal closures.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
accessories
carving (processes)
gilding
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Vegetable Ivory
Unidentified Paper
Carved
Inlaid
Gilded
Painted
FAN & BOX

Inscription

1) Stamped in blue ink on center of leaf: ""No 723 / lithdepault Paris"" 2) Stamped on exterior guards: ""BREVETE' S.G.D.G.""

Additional Identification Number

1934.934A,B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1934.934AB