Folding Fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1760-1769

GUSN

GUSN-49546

Description

Narrow ivory sticks painted with brown, red and blue flowers; guards carved, pierced and painted with bird and flowers; paper or kid leaf painted with scene of three figures with black birds; Chinese style; enclosed by pink and blue flowers on brown ground; reverse painted with figure in pink and yellow with two birds on leash.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (equipment)
accessories
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
kidskin
painting (coating)
piercing
Chinoiserie
Vegetable Ivory
Kid
Painted
Carved
Pierced
Chinoiserie
Classical Figure
FAN

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.603