Object Number: 
ca. 1852
Ivory, silk, metal, mother of pearl
closed: 7 1/2 x 1 x 3/4 in. ( 19 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm )
Ivory brisé fan with round-tipped sticks joined by ivory-colored silk ribbon; guards with intricate relief carving of figures and dragons; sticks with figures, trees, pagodas, dragons, and central shield of solid ivory on ribbed ground; metal rivet with mother of pearl buttons.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fan was given to the donor's grandmother, Caroline Mathilda West Lyon, by an officer on Commodore Matthew C. Perry's expedition to Japan.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lillian Benet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group