Brise' Fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1790s

GUSN

GUSN-39037

Description

Ivory brise' fan; intricately carved, guards with chinoiserie, sticks with grape leaves and grapes; central cartouche with gilt monogram: H.L. or F.C.L.; medallion with landscape at lower front; discolored white silk ribbon; animal characters along top of each stick.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brisé fans
accessories
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
vine scrolls
monograms
Vegetable Ivory
Carved
Grape
Leaf
Monogram
FAN

Inscription

1) Inlaid gilt monogram at center front: ""H.L."" or ""F.C.L."" 2) Glued label inside guard: adhesive tape with number ""133"".

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Theodora Willard

Accession Number

1937.414