Fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1900-1940

GUSN

GUSN-62711

Description

16 thick wooden staves with incised scroll and floral decoration and thin vertical peircing at top. Staves are hinged with brass loop from which hangs a black silk tassel. Exterior staves have similar decoration without peircing. Aqua colored silk attached to staves has scene of two blue birds with red and white coloring on their heads. Mature bird sits on a branch, younger bird on a swing. Scene is surrounded by a yellow and brown floral border and a pink and white floral border. On reverse: small bird and flower sprigs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (equipment)
accessories
brass (alloy)
silk (textile)
Silk
Brass
FAN

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

P785

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

19.25 x 11 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1987.684

Places

Probably