Fan with box
Ivory, paper, paint, metal
Overall (fan closed): 10 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 in. (27 x 3.2 x 2.5 cm) Box: 1 1/4 x 12 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 30.8 x 4.4 c
stamped: on metal clip at base of handle: "BTESGDG" (?) handwritten in ink: on underside of box: "1843 / A- RRa / a" handwritten in pencil: on underside of box: "GIFT OF GOODHUE LIVINGSTON, 1951"
Fan with pierced ivory guards and sticks with silver painted decoration, and paper leaf with color-printed scenes with painted highlights on obverse and reverse; obverse with Arcadian scene with multiple figures, including amorous couples; reverse with rustic scene with two women and two men, the former being courted by the latter; silver-colored metal handle with clip joined to base; in rectangular white and silver cardboard box with embossed diamond pattern.
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