Fan & Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-53946

Description

FAN (A): Carved ivory sticks and guards; leaf of discolored white silk with printed center medallion of a classical scene of two women with winged cupid, lamb, dog and urn; faded purple horizontal stripe on either side of medallion; silver spangles of various sizes and shapes cover entire front. BOX (B,C): Pasteboard box covered with diamond-textured white paper; lid connected at one side; discolored silk moire on top lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
accessories
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
printing (process)
silk (textile)
sequins (spangles)
putti (motifs)
Vegetable Ivory
Silk
Spangles
Carved
Transfer Printed
Cupid
FAN & BOX

Inscription

1) Handwritten note inside box: ""ca 1830 / silk with / printed / medallion / decor + / spangles"" 2) Handwritten in ink on silk top of box: ""ca / 1830"" 3) Handwritten in pencil on box bottom: ""8029"" 4) Printed labels inside lid: oval paper label in black letters with black border: ""TOWNSEND & TOPPAN / FANCY GOODS / 296 WASHINGTON ST. / BOSTON""; white rectangular label with printed golden fan under above label.

Additional Identification Number

1945.33A,B,C

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1945.33A-C