Mother of pearl, paper, paint, gilding, metal, turquoise
closed: 9 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 24.1 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm )
Fan with etched mother of pearl guards and sticks with applied metal decoration; paper leaf, the obverse with painted floral decoration on embossed metallic ground, and the reverse with hand-colored engraving of three women in landscape on ivory-colored ground, with gold painted decorative motifs surrounding; metal rivet with turquoise buttons.
According to the accession records, this fan was purchased in Spain around 1905.
Gift of Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.