Fan with box
Wood, lacquer, paper, mirrored glass, metal, paint, cardboard
Overall (fan closed): 9 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 in. (24.4 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm) Box: 1 1/4 x 12 1/8 x 1 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 30.8 x 4.1
handwritten in pencil: on underside of box: "This fan Purchased by Mary E. Paine at / Saratoga Springs, N. Y. in the year 1853"
Fan with black lacquered wooden guards and sticks with painted decoration, one guard with framed flirting mirror; obverse of paper leaf with three color-printed scenes with grown-ups and children in garden settings surrounded by embossed gold decoration on blue ground; reverse of leaf with one color-printed scene with young woman fetching water surrounded by gold painted decoration on blue ground; in rectangular cardboard box with printed paper with gold and polychrome floral decoration applied to top of lid.
This fan was purchased by the donor's mother, Mrs. Stephen Edson Paine, at Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1853.
Gift of Mrs. Eleanor Paine Gardner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.