Fan

American
Late 19th to early 20th century
Allen Fan Company (American, 1885–1910)


Object Place: Braintree, Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions

34.5 x 55.5 x 2.8 cm (13 9/16 x 21 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.) fan open

Accession Number

43.2103

Medium or Technique

Painted silk, ivory, abalone shell, metal, mother-of-pearl

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fan with painted black silk leaf. Obverse: design of gold painted bird and floral spray with appliquéd shell details on satin. Black silk reverse. Carved and pierced ivory sticks with floral motifs. Mother-of-pearl buttons on rivet. Stylized brass ring.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection