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Fan with box

Object Number: 
1949.178ab
Date: 
ca. 1891
Medium: 
Mother of pearl, silk, metal, paint, gilding, cardboard, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall (fan opened): 25 1/2 x 14 x 1 1/2 in. (64.8 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm) Box: 2 x 15 x 2 in. ( 5.1 x 38.1 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
Painted on leaf: "Jolivet" Cover of case stamped in gold: "E. E. F." Underside of case cover stamped in gold: "TIFFANY & Co. / UNION SQUARE / NEW-YORK"
Inscriptions: 
Number "29[?]14" scratched into end of sping underside
Description: 
Wedding fan with carved, gold painted, mother of pearl guards and sticks, ivory-colored silk chiffon leaf; center-front painted with image of a man and woman in a forest or garden setting; metal handle; exterior of rectangular case covered in white satin; interior lined with white paper with gold trim.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records this fan was given as a wedding gift (possibly to the donor) in 1891 by Mr. William A. Read, an usher in the wedding.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group