Fire fan

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-8038

Description

Handle with ball-shaped finial, elaborate vase and ring; ball and ring turned shaft pierces screen in series of bobbin turnings. Octagonal paper screen bound on edges with gold tape. Front: pierced paper; Berlinwork needlepoint green and tan floral sprig. Back: figured tan and plain white paper. Handle tied with green satin bow.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fire fans
accessories
Berlin woolwork
paper (fiber product)
satin
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Unidentified Paper
Satin
Berlinwork
Needlepoint
Turned
FAN

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

14.75 x 8.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.342.1