Feather Fan & Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1820-1829

GUSN

GUSN-47606

Description

FAN (C) [it was accessioned that way]: Short silver sticks with filigree decoration; carved guard sticks; white feather leaf painted in center with flowers and bird (different bird on reverse). BOX (Bottom A, Lid B): Chinese box, blue silk and natural silk over cardboard(?); blue satin lining is padded.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
accessories
carving (processes)
feather (material)
filigree enameling
painting (coating)
satin
silk (textile)
silver (metal)
feather (material)
Silver
Feather
Silk
Satin
Filigree
Painted
Carved
FAN & BOX

Inscription

Handwritten on box bottom: ""G. Larsson[?] / 20/-"" with Chinese character. [CAP's note on catalogue sheet says that 20/- = 20 pounds, British. GMcM says that is probably wrong: 20/- written in that way meant 20 shillings, i.e. one pound. 20 shillings was a considerable sum at that time--cannot imagine a fan costing 20 pounds.]

Additional Identification Number

1969.87A,B,C

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Jesse Gwendolyn Morse

Accession Number

1969.87A-C