Fan with box

Object Number: 
1941.370ab
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Wood, lacquer, paper, mirrored glass, metal, paint, cardboard
Dimensions: 
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
Marks: 
handwritten in pencil: on underside of box: "This fan Purchased by Mary E. Paine at / Saratoga Springs, N. Y. in the year 1853"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
This fan was purchased by the donor's mother, Mrs. Stephen Edson Paine, at Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1853.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Eleanor Paine Gardner
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group