Ivory fan

English
18th century


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: length 11 1/2" spread 20"

Accession Number

17.1681

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Twelve carved and pierced ivory sticks, broken in center. Guards have carved Chinese figures. Paper leaf painted in strong colors with a landscape and men and women reaping and spinning. Man reaping on reverse. In a box covered with embossed red and green paper having on it the label of Thomas Clarke, Fan Maker, 143 Leadenhall St., London. The price was 24/ . Leaf mended.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Sarah Dearborn