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Ivory silk-weave cotton leaf printed with flowers and instruments in blue, pink, green and brown, ornamented with sequins; framed in gilt and sequined scroll; reverse side painted with blue and red scrolls; ivory sticks and guards carved in foliate pattern; carved areas painted in gilt and silver; metal rivet. Original box (.2) is covered in white ribbed moire.
fans (costume accessories)
ivory (tooth component)
Paper label printed in gold inside box cover, in rectangular frame with fan shapes at corners, from left to right: 1. ""CORBEILLES DE MARRIAGE/EXPOSITION UNIV. le 1878"" with 2 classical medallions in middle 2. in script ""Fabrique d'Eventails & d'Evrans""/ printed ""Ed. CREUSY/48, RUE MESLAY/PARIS"". 3. ""HTE. FANTAISE & REPARATIONS/EXPOSITION UNIV. le 1889""/ with 2 classical medallions in middle.
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Creusy, E. (Maker)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman