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Fan

Object Number: 
1940.83
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Wood, silk, paint, plastic
Dimensions: 
closed: 14 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 35.6 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
painted signature: on leaf: "GIBON." (?)
Description: 
Fan with shaped and carved wooden guards and sticks, pale gray silk chiffon leaf painted with birds and flowers, and plastic handle with gray silk tassel.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fan belonged to Isabella Roelker, sister of the donor, around 1890.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Anna E. Roelker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group