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Fan

Object Number: 
1949.181
Date: 
ca. 1902
Medium: 
Ivory, paper, paint, metal, mother of pearl
Dimensions: 
closed: 10 1/2 x 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 26.7 x 2.2 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Fan with shaped ivory guards and sticks with gold and silver painted openwork decoration, and paper leaf with color-printed scenes with hand-painted highlights on obverse and reverse; obverse with multiple figures, including adults and children, in desert landscape, with decorative framing motif stamped in gold on either side; reverse with large group of allegorical female figures representing arts and sciences, with two cupids with cornucopias within the group; metal rivet with mother of pearl buttons.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fan was purchased in Seville, Spain, around 1902.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group