Fan

Object Number: 
1950.193
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Mother of pearl, paper, paint, gilding, metal, turquoise
Dimensions: 
closed: 9 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 in. ( 24.1 x 3.2 x 2.2 cm )
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this fan was purchased in Spain around 1905.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group