Folding Fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1780-1789

GUSN

GUSN-47233

Description

Narrow ivory sticks, inlaid with silver bands; tan silk leaf painted with delicate pink, blue and purple floral sprays; embroidered with silver metallic chain stitch, and silver spangles; border in red and gold c-scrolls; reverse painted with simple, crude red floral sprays.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (equipment)
accessories
embroidering
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
silver (metal)
sequins (spangles)
floral patterns
Silk
Vegetable Ivory
Silver
Inlaid
Painted
Embroidered
Spangles
Spray
FAN

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret A. Simmonds

Accession Number

1965.208