Fan

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

1726-1750

GUSN

GUSN-7369

Description

Narrow, pierced, carved and painted ivory sticks; vellum (kid?) leaf, one side painted with scene of men and women dancing around table, one playing fidddle; enclosed by scenes of cats selling fabric, cats selling birds, and dogs selling china; reverse shows cat in Watteau dress before a dog's store/stand; floral border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (equipment)
accessories
carving (processes)
ivory (tooth component)
kidskin
painting (coating)
Vegetable Ivory
Kid
Carved
Painted
FAN

Inscription

Handwritten note attached to ribbon: ""Property of / Mrs. C. T. Pierce[*] / about 1780"" [* wife of donor].

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Gear

Credit Line

Gift of Commodore Charles T. Pierce

Accession Number

1930.1657