Folding Fan & Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1890-1899

GUSN

GUSN-49123

Description

FAN (A): Abalone sticks and guards, carved with floral spray painted gold and silver; ivory chiffon leaf with lace borders forming medallions; side medallions painted with cherubs and birds; center has femeale figure, cherubs, birds, all in pastels; mother of pearl washers, metal ring; white grosgrain bow on right guard. BOX (B): Hinged box covered in white satin and lined with white silk.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
accessories
abalone shell
carving (processes)
chiffon
lace (needlework)
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
putti (motifs)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
women (female humans)
Abalone
Silk
Lace
Chiffon
Carved
Painted
Medallion
Cherub
Woman
FAN & BOX

Inscription

1) Fan signed ""Creusy/Paris"". 2) Box labelled: ""E. Creusy / FABRICANT D'EVENTAILS & ECRANS EN TOUS GENRES / 48 Rue Mesley, + 41, Boul.d St. Martin / PARIS / REPARATIONS / EXP.on UNIV.lle 1878 / 2 MEDAILLES"".

Additional Identification Number

1974.168A,B

Maker

Creusy, E. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles D. Gowing

Accession Number

1974.168AB