Brise' Fan & Box

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-54176

Description

FAN (A): Long, narrow dark tortoise shell sticks and guards, brise' type, heavily carved with birds, flowers and Oriental motifs, and threaded with brown ribbon; mother of pearl washers. BOX (B): Two pieces, cardboard, covered in glossy ivory paper.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brisé fans
accessories
carving (processes)
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
tortoise shell
Orientalism
Shell
Unidentified Paper
Silk
Carved
Orientalism
FAN & BOX

Inscription

BOX (B): Printed or stamped on box lid: ""B. Altman & Co. / NEW YORK"".

Additional Identification Number

1946.23A,B

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Accession Number

1946.23AB