Folding Fan & Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1859

GUSN

GUSN-48336

Description

Fan: Wide, pierced and gilded mother of pearl sticks; paper leaf printed and painted w/ scene of Neptune w/ horse, cherub?, women on land w/ baskets of flowers w/ elaborate scrolled gilt border; reverse painted w/ figures (2 men, 3 women) in landscape w/ fountain; large blue silk tassel w/ gilt/brass ornament. Box--covered w/ embossed gilt leaf, w/ medallion on covered (porcelain?) silhouette on blue.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
accessories
gilding
lithography
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
figures (representations)
mythology (literary genre)
Unidentified Paper
Lithography
Painted
Gilded
Classical Figure
Landscape
Mythology
FAN & BOX

Inscription

Bottom of box, handwritten: ""oh / xm"".

Additional Identification Number

1970.311A,B

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1970.311AB