Brisé fan with box
Ivory, metal, mother of pearl, cardboard
Overall (fan closed): 6 7/8 x 3/4 x 1 in. (17.5 x 1.9 x 2.5 cm) Box: 7 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. ( 18.4 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm )
handwritten in pencil: on piece of paper found inside box: "Given to Harriet Francis / by her uncle / Chas. H. Parker - / about 1855"
Ivory brisé fan with pierced sticks with pointed tips with scalloped edges; sticks joined by white ribbon; metal rivet with mother of pearl buttons; green cardboard box.
A note found with the object indicates that it was given to Harriet Francis by her uncle, Charles H. Parker, around 1855.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.