Folding Souvenir(?) Fan & Box

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-7471

Description

FAN (A): Long ebonized sandalwood sticks and guards; sticks are pierced; right guard has metal ornament; sheer black silk leaf edged at top and sides with lace and painted with red and yellow flowers; metal ring. BOX (B): Covered in gold satin and lined with ivory satin; hinged lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fans (costume accessories)
souvenirs
accessories
staining
ebony (color)
lace (needlework)
painting (coating)
piercing
sandalwood (wood)
satin
silk (textile)
Silk
Satin
Sandalwood
Lace
Ebonized
Pierced
Painted
FAN & BOX

Inscription

1) Painted in red at bottom center of leaf: ""Billa"". 2) Monogram, initial ""I"" in silver. 3) Note found in Box: ""Mrs. Orrs fan / painted in Geneva.

Additional Identification Number

1954.163A,B

Maker

Unknown

Accession Number

1954.163AB