Fan with box
Mother of pearl, silk, metal, paint, gilding, cardboard, wood, paper
Overall (fan opened): 25 1/2 x 14 x 1 1/2 in. (64.8 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm) Box: 2 x 15 x 2 in. ( 5.1 x 38.1 x 5.1 cm )
Painted on leaf: "Jolivet" Cover of case stamped in gold: "E. E. F." Underside of case cover stamped in gold: "TIFFANY & Co. / UNION SQUARE / NEW-YORK"
Number "29[?]14" scratched into end of sping underside
Wedding fan with carved, gold painted, mother of pearl guards and sticks, ivory-colored silk chiffon leaf; center-front painted with image of a man and woman in a forest or garden setting; metal handle; exterior of rectangular case covered in white satin; interior lined with white paper with gold trim.
According to the accession records this fan was given as a wedding gift (possibly to the donor) in 1891 by Mr. William A. Read, an usher in the wedding.
Gift of Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.